from the PSA blog
Eleanor Wilner is the 2019 recipient of the Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry presented annually by the Poetry Society of America. Previous winners of the organizations highest award include Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, Barbara Guest, Lucille Clifton, Marilyn Nelson, Susan Howe, and, most recently, Ron Padgett.
Eleanor Wilner’s latest book Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems 1975-2017 will be published in Fall 2019 by Princeton University Press; it contains selections from seven books of poems, including the recent Tourist in Hell (University of Chicago Press) and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon). Other publications include a translation of Euripides’ Medea(University of Pennsylvania Press), a book on visionary imagination as an agent of change, Gathering the Winds (Johns Hopkins University Press), and The Rag-Picker’s Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, Process, co-edited with Maurice Manning (University of Michigan). She has two bi-lingual collections of her poetry in Italian, Voci Dal Labirinto, translated by Eleonora Chiavetta, and Tutto ricomincia, edited by Fiorenza Mormile.