Poet, translator, scholar and activist Eleanor Wilner has received many
honors, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1991-1996). Her
fifth and most recent collection, Reversing the Spell: New and Selected
Poems, is a remarkable rewriting of the myths of life and art by
one of the most vital and original voices in American poetry. Wilner's
work is far-ranging and widely anthologized, and she has participated
in a number of multi-disciplinary collaborations in dance and theater.
On the faculty of the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College since 1989, Wilner
makes her home in Philadelphia, though she has been Visiting Writer in Hawaii,
Iowa, and Japan, and was the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence
at Smith College for 2004-2005.