Eleanor Wilner has published seven books of poems, most recently Tourist in Hell, 2010 (University of Chicago Press); The Girl with Bees in Her Hair, 2004 and Reversing the Spell; New & Collected Poems 1998 (Copper Canyon Press). Her publications include a translation of Euripides’ Medea in the Penn Greek Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, and a book on visionary imagination, Gathering the Winds (The Johns Hopkins University Press). Her poems appear in over 40 anthologies; her awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Juniper Prize, three Pushcart Prizes, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has an interdepartmental Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, teaches peripatetically at various colleges and universities--most recently at the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Smith College; and perennially in the MFA Program for Writers, Warren Wilson College. She is a lifelong activist for civil rights and peace.