The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present poets Sham-e-Ali Nayeem and Eleanor Wilner. Café Muse opens at 7 pm with refreshments and classical guitar by Michael Davis; readings begin at 7:30. Open mic to follow.
About the Author
Eleanor Wilner is the author of seven previous collections of poetry, most recently Tourist in Hell and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair. In 2019, she received the Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry, the highest award presented by the Poetry Society of America. Her other awards include the Juniper Prize, three Pushcart Prizes, and a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, and her work appears in many anthologies, including The Best American Poetry. She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Philadelphia.