Elana Bell


Brooklyn, NY

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 & Prizes

Eyes, Stones (Louisiana State University Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets (2011)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Sharon Olds Marie Howe
What I'm reading now: 
Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay, Boneshepherds by Patrick Rosal

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jun 25, 2019