On March 24, poet, Eleanor Wilner, will read. Eleanor Wilner was born in Ohio in 1937 and hold an interdepartmental Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She has published six collections of poems, most recently The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon, 2004); Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (1998); and Otherwise (University of Chicago, 1993). Her other works include a verse translation of Euripides' Medea (Penn Greek Series, 1998); and a book on visionary imagination, Gathering the Winds (Johns Hopkins Press, 1975). Her work has appeared in over thirty anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1990 and The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Fourth Edition). Wilner has been the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Juniper Prize, and two Pushcart Prizes. Former editor of The American Poetry Review, she is currently an Advisory Editor of Calyx. She has taught, most recently, at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Smith College. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and lives in Philadelphia.
All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing. For more information about the Literary Festival and to view the full schedule of events, visit Villanova Literary Festival.