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Elana Bell

Author's Bio

Elana Bell's manuscript, Eyes, Stones, was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award, and was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2012. Her poetry has recently appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, and CALYX Journal, among others. Elana is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Drisha Institute. She has conducted poetry workshops for educators, women in prison, teenagers across the country and abroad, as well as for the pioneering peace building and leadership organization, Seeds of Peace. She currently serves as the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Eyes, Stones (Louisiana State University Press, 2012)
Journals:
Bellevue Literary Review, Calyx Journal, Massachusetts Review, Storyscape, The Harvard Review Online, The Southern Review
Prizes:
Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets (2011)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay, Boneshepherds by Patrick Rosal
Favorite Books:
The Country Between Us by Carlyn Forché The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: August 30, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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