Monday Night Poetry

December 9, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Monday Night Poetry

Kathy Graber & Eleanor Wilner

Kathleen Graber was raised in Wildwood, New Jersey. She received a BA from Hofstra University and an MFA from New York University. She is the author of Correspondence (Saturnalia Books, 2006) and The Eternal City: Poems (Princeton University Press, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Graber is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Princeton University, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation, among others. She teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Eleanor Wilner, born in Ohio in 1937, is the author of many books of poetry, including mostly recently Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems, 1975–2017 (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets).  Other volumes include The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon, 2004) and Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 1998). Her work appears in many anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Poetry 1996 and Best Poems of 1990 (Collier/ Macmillan).  She has won a MacArthur Award, the Juniper Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, among others.