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Eleanor Wilner

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20080328, 20070914

A MacArthur fellow and former editor of The American Poetry Review, Eleanor Wilner is known for her poetry that captures "cultural memory."   Rather than her personal confessions as a peace and civil rights activist, she touches on topics ranging from ancient Greece to Hurricane Katrina and the cosmos. Besides her six collections of poetry, Wilner has written lyrics, set to music by Luna Pearl Woolf.  Wilner discusses the power of artistic collaboration and reads from The Girl with Bees in Her Hair.

| Subject Matter: Cultural Memory, Ancient Greece, Hurricane Katrina, The Cosmos, Peace and Civil Rights Activism | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: MacArthur Fellow |

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