Poetry is the first form Wheeler was drawn to as a writer, and Contingency Plans collects his earliest work in this area. Oliver de la Paz (Requiem for the Orchard) praised the collection as “poems of great spiritual crisis and consequence, where the dark night of the soul is a rugged rucksack shouldered by the poet. But the wilderness resounds with the voice of a choir and the wearying road can always beckon you home.” It was published by T.S. Poetry Press in 2010.
Below are several new pieces that have found homes at literary journals.