Eleanor Wilner - Boulder

Eleanor Wilner

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Eleanor Wilner

Oct 4, 2018, 6:00 pm


Eleanor Wilner

Book Title

Tourist in Hell



Southeast Region


Boulder Creek Canyon Ranch
351 North 100 West
400 N Highway 12
Boulder , UT 84716-1329
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Poet and activist Eleanor Wilner visits Boulder Creek Canyon Ranch to discuss her work on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 PM. This event is part of the Cliff Notes Writing Conference.

Eleanor Wilner is known for writing poetry that engages politics, culture, history, and myth. Wilner typically avoids confessional poetry that focuses on the self, preferring instead to work from what she has described as "cultural memory." Wilner’s collections 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).

Wilner has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation.

This event is made possible with support from Boulder Heritage Foundation, Boulder Creek Canyon Ranch, and Utah Humanities.