Stephanie Lenox

Stephanie Lenox is the author of the full-length poetry collection Congress of Strange People (Airlie Press 2012) and a chapbook, The Heart That Lies Outside the Body (Slapering Hol Press 2008). Her second poetry collection, The Business, was selected by Laura Kasischke as the winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry and will be published in November 2015. In a previous life, she worked as a secretary and was known for being detail-oriented. “Secretaries in Heaven” has a companion poem, “Old Bosses in Heaven,” which can be found in Burnside Review (Fall 2009). Stephanie lives in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing at Willamette University. She can be found online at

Photograph by Sabina Samiee.