Eleanor Wilner

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

Early life and[edit]

Wilner obtained her bachelor's from Goucher College and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.[1] Her graduate dissertation concerned the topic of imagination and was later published as Gathering the Winds: Visionary Imagination and Radical Transformation of Self and Society (1975).[2]

She was editor of The American Poetry Review and she is Advisory Editor of Calyx.[3] 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,[4] and lives in Philadelphia.

She has been active in civil rights and peace movements.



  • Shekhinah (poems), University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1984. ISBN 978-0-226-90025-4
  • Sarah's Choice (poems). University of Chicago Press. 1989. ISBN 978-0-226-90028-5.
  • Otherwise (poems). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1993. ISBN 978-0-226-90029-2.
  • Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press. 1998. ISBN 978-1-55659-082-5.
  • The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon Press, 2004)[5] ISBN 978-1-55659-203-4
  • Tourist in Hell (University of Chicago Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0-226-90032-2






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