Arizona State University

Introduction by Rachel Andoga.
Part of Piper's Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

Eleanor Wilner has published seven books of poems, most recently Tourist in Hell, 2010 (University of Chicago Press); The Girl with Bees in Her Hair, 2004 and Reversing the Spell; New & Collected Poems 1998 (Copper Canyon Press). Her publications include a translation of Euripides’ Medea in the Penn Greek Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, and a book on visionary imagination, Gathering the Winds (The Johns Hopkins University Press). Her poems appear in over 40 anthologies; her awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Juniper Prize, three Pushcart Prizes, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has an interdepartmental Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, teaches peripatetically at various colleges and universities--most recently at the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Smith College; and perennially in the MFA Program for Writers, Warren Wilson College. She is a lifelong activist for civil rights and peace.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Recital Hall / Music Building - ASU Tempe campus


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