Eleanor Wilner

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Eleanor Rand Wilner (born 1937 Ohio) is an American poet and editor.


She graduated from Goucher College and from Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D.[1]

She was editor of The American Poetry Review and she is Advisory Editor of Calyx.[2] She has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Smith College. She is on the faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College,[3] and lives in Philadelphia.

She has been active in civil rights and peace movements.




  • Jorie Graham, David Lehman, ed. (1990). Best American Poetry. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 978-0-684-19187-4. 
  • Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter, Jon Stallworthy, ed. (August 1996). The Norton Anthology of Poetry. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-96820-0. 
  • Hilda Raz, ed. (2001). "Facing Into It". Best of Prairie schooner: fiction and poetry. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-8972-7. 
  • Bill Henderson, ed. (1996). The 1997 Pushcart prize XXI: best of the small presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-0-916366-96-4. 
  • Bill Henderson, ed. (2003). The Pushcart Prize Xxviii 2004: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-37-6. 



  • Gathering the Winds: Visionary Imagination and Radical Transformation of Self and Society, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1975.


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