Big Blue Marble is thrilled to welcome poets Eleanor Wilner and Susan Roney O'Brien in celebration of their newest books.
Eleanor Wilner will be reading from "Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems" (Princeton University Press, 2019); her previous seven books of poetry include Tourist in Hell (University of Chicago) and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon Press). She received the 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America; other awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Juniper Prize, and three Pushcart prizes. She has taught for many years in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Susan Roney-O'Brien curates a monthly poetry venue in Worcester, Mass.; is part of 4 X 4, a group of visual artists and poets, and is the Summer Writing Series Coordinator for The Kunitz Boyhood Home. Her poetry books are Legacy of the Lost World (WordTech, 2016), Bone Circle (Aldrich Press, 2018); Thira, to be published by Kelsay Books in 2020. Her chapbooks are Farmwife, winner of the William and Kingman Page Poetry Book Award, and Earth (Cat Rock Press). Her poetry has been published widely, translated into Braille and Mandarin and nominated for seven Pushcart Prizes.