Eleanor Wilner - Before Our Eyes


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.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2017 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691193335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - September 17th, 2019