New and Selected Poems, 1975-2017, a Poetry Reading & Signing
Eleanor Wilner is the author of seven previous collections of poetry and winner of the 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. She will read from and sign Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2017 ($17.95 Princeton University Press). Before Our Eyes gathers more than thirty new poems by Wilner, along with selections from her seven previous books. Wilner creates worlds that reflect on and illuminate the actual one, drawing on the power of communal myth and memory to transform them into agents of change.
In the new poems, Wilner records the bewildering public shocks of the current moment, when civic life is under threat, when language itself is attacked, and when poetry's lens of collective imagination becomes a way to resist falsity, to seek meaning, and to really see what is before our eyes.
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