Books

Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2011)

  • Price
  • Category
  • Quantity
  • Variants
  • $10.00
  • Books

Selected by Fanny Howe as the winner for the 2011 Walt Whitman Award.

 

"Elana Bell has undertaken a task many others have avoided: facing the agony of the Palestine-Israel conflict and its history. She has done so in the only way it is possible: by writing with the compassionate voice of a translator. She gives her voice over to others without changing her vocabulary or her beat. Elements basic to life--bread, fruit, water and rats--are here in profusion. These poems are built for our time."

—Fanny Howe

 

In this debut collection, Eyes, Stones, Elana Bell brings her heritage as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors to consider the difficult question of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.The poems invoke characters inexorably linked to the land of Israel and Palestine. There is Zosha, a sharp-witted survivor whose burning hope for a Jewish homeland helps her endure the atrocities of the Holocaust. And there is Amal, a Palestinian whose family has worked their land for over one hundred years—through Turkish, British, Jordanian, and now Israeli rule. Other poems—inspired by interviews conducted by the poet in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and America—examine Jewish and Arab relationships to the land as biblical home, Zionist dream, modern state, and occupied territory.

more Books
  • “One Today” by Richard Blanco, illustrated by Dav Pilkey
    President Barack Obama invited Richard Blanco t...
    $18.00
  • Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion
    Inspired by Poem-a-Day—the original and only da...
    $16.95
  • Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself
    Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems, Lea...
    $28.95
  • “One Today” by Richard Blanco
    Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador ...
    $8.95
  • A Poet's Glossary
    A joyful, elegant glossary of poetic terms span...
    $30.00
  • Recommended Reading (Marilyn Nelson)
    In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of ...
    $24.00
  • Recommended Reading (Juan Felipe Herrera)
    In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of ...
    $14.50
  • Recommended Reading (Arthur Sze)
    In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of ...
    $36.00
  • the same-different by Hannah Sanghee Park (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2014)
    Selected by Rae Armantrout as the winner for th...
    $10.00
  • Recommended Reading (Marilyn Hacker)
    In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of ...
    $32.00
  • Recommended Reading (Toi Derricotte)
    In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of ...
    $26.00
  • American Poets, Volume 48
    Spring-Summer 2015 Published April, 2015.   Fea...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 47
    Fall-Winter 2014 Published October, 2014.   Fea...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 46
    Features poetry by:  John Ashbery Carolyn Forc...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 45
    Features poetry by:  John Ashbery Mary Jo Bang...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 43
    Features poetry by:  Catherine Barnett Geoffre...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 42
    Features poetry by:  Sandra Beasley Elana Bell...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 44
    Features poetry by:  Ai Kazim Ali Rae Armantro...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 50
    Spring-Summer 2016 Published April, 2016.   Fea...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 49
    Fall-Winter 2015 Features poetry by:  Mary Jo ...
    $10.00
  • American Poets, Volume 51
    Fall-Winter 2016 Published October, 2016.   Fea...
    $10.00
  • The End of Pink: Poems by Kathryn Nuernberger (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2015)
    Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award.   "Nue...
    $10.00
  • Put Your Hands In by Chris Hosea (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2013)
    Selected by John Ashbery for the 2013 Walt Whit...
    $10.00
  • The Game of Boxes: Poems by Catherine Barnett (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2012)
    Recipient of the 2012 James Laughlin Award.   "...
    $10.00
  • “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander
    Academy of American Poets Chancellor Elizabeth ...
    $8.00
  • I Cannot Live Without Books: Literary Tattoos Set 2
    Featuring classic book-themed quotes, mantras f...
    $12.95
  • Alphabet Zwoop
    Frisky animals romp through the alphabet in hu...
    $16.00
  • Literary Listography
    Now fans of the bestselling Listography journal...
    $16.95
  • There is No Place Like Home: Literary Tattoos Set 1
    Featuring quotes from the beloved classics of c...
    $12.95
  • Afterland by Mai Der Vang (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2016)
    Selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2016 Walt Wh...
    $10.00
  • Rapture by Sjohnna McCray (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2015)
    Selected by Tracy K. Smith for the 2015 Walt Wh...
    $10.00
  • Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2011)
    Selected by Fanny Howe as the winner for the 20...
    $10.00
  • Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2012)
    Selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of th...
    $10.00
  • You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake: Anna Moschovakis (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2011)
    Selected by Juliana Spahr, Brian Teare, and Mó...
    $10.00
  • Rayfish: Mary Hickman (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2016)
    Selected by Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, and Car...
    $10.00
  • A Several World: Brian Blanchfield (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2014)
    Selected by Lee Ann Brown, Tina Chang, and C. ...
    $10.00
  • The Book of Goodbyes: Jillian Weise (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2013)
    Selected by Jeffrey McDaniel, Brenda Shaughnes...
    $10.00
  • Eye Level by Jenny Xie (Walt Whitman Award Winner, 2017)
    Selected by Juan Felipe Herrera as the winner f...
    $16.00
  • bury it: sam sax (James Laughlin Award Winner, 2017)
    Selected by Tyehimba Jess, Ruth Ellen Kocher, ...
    $14.95