Monday Poets | Eleanor Wilner & Ellen Bass

Mon, May 4, 2020 6:30 P.M. Add to your calendar
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Eleanor Wilner’s books of poetry include maya (1979), Shekhinah (1984), Sarah’s Choice (1989), Otherwise (1993), Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (1998), The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (2004), and Tourist in Hell (2010). She is a winner of two pushcart Prizes; and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the MacArthur Foundation. She teaches in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College, and has also taught at the University of Chicago, Smith College, and Northwestern University She has been active in peace and civil rights movements. 

Ellen Bass has published eight collections of poetry including Like a Beggar (2014), The Human Line (2007), Mules of Love (2002) and I’m Not Your Laughing Daughter (1973). She edited the feminist poetry anthology No More Masks ! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973). Her non-fiction work includes Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth—and Their Allies (1996); and The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (1988), co-written with Laura Davis She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University, and she is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Room: The Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement (1st floor)

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Parkway Central Library
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