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Acclaimed Poet Eleanor Rand Wilner to Read at Goucher College

Release date: October 09, 2006

Acclaimed poet and MacArthur Foundation fellow Eleanor Wilner will read in Goucher College’s Alumnae/i House on Monday, October 9 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the college’s Kratz Center for Creative Writing, the reading is free and open to the public. Call 410-337-6333 for more information.

A 1959 Goucher graduate with a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Wilner has published six books of poetry, most recently The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (2004), and Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (1998). In addition, her work appears in more than 30 anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Fourth Edition).

Wilner’s awards and accolades include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. A former editor of The American Poetry Review, Wilner is currently an advisory editor for Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women.

Wilner currently teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, in Asheville, North Carolina. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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