Wheeler craves historical context and is inspired by writers and artists who have come before him. Reading has always been the starting place for his writing, and he is always eager to share the ways books have changed him for the better. Below are several of his essays about literature, art, faith, and sexuality.
Dave Wheeler visits the Museum of Death in Los Angeles, and walks through his fascinations with mortality.
With small but steady hands, the care of a surgeon, I bring my Swiss Army knife to the center of my latest subject: a faded green rabbit of matted velveteen...
Several pieces displayed in an art museum exhume the challenging past that led one young poet to a renewed sense of faith.