Eyes, Stones

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  • Title: Eyes, Stones
  • Author: Elana Bell
  • ISBN: 9780807144640
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Elana BellBorn in Venice Beach, California, Elana Bell received a bachelor of arts from Sarah Lawrence College in 1999 She returned to Sarah Lawrence for graduate study and received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2008.Her manuscript, Eyes, Stones, was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award.She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Drisha Institute.Bell has conducted poetry workshops for educators, women in prison, teenagers across the country and abroad, as well as for the Arab Jewish Peace Organization.

    2. Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell, winner of the Walt Whitman Award, is a debut collection with two voices two sides of the Palestinian Israeli struggle that demonstrates not only the pride of Palestinians, but also the pride of Israelis in their home The initial poem, The Dream, which could be a preface to the following three sections establishes the somber tone for the book, but it also cautions that choices must be made in dreams even as they must be made when awake A sentiment that is echoed again [...]

    3. What do you think of when you think of Israelis and Palestinians What words immediately come to mind Suicide bomber and endless peace process and settlements and Holocaust and colonization Words of frustration and deep seated pain So it makes sense that the poems in Eyes, Stones are often frustrating and mostly opaque for such is their subject And for a novice at poetry, there were several poems perhaps 1 in 4 where I felt I had nothing to grab onto no sense of tone or setting or subject I liked [...]

    4. Smartly written Voices feel authentic and haunting The Palestinian Israeli conflict can seem far away from my personal reality and experience, and I realize this luxury and privilege This book is better than a history book or informative article about the conflict Bell illustrates the emotions behind it, proving how remarkable empathy can be EYES, STONES proves how devastating and beautiful it is to be alive.

    5. Israel from Both Sides A Study in Pride and HumilityElana Bell has, in this collection of poems EYES, STONES, captured the essential feelings of the people of Israel and Palestine There are interminable arguments and dissertations and wars on who belongs in this area of the world is Israel the God given home of the Jews or is it a created haven after the Holocaust as a refuge and sense of home for Jews who have been misplaced for centuries or is it the land where Palestinians have lived and know [...]

    6. This book is powered by inversions, by questioning from underneath, from the other side, from different moments in history Lines like There are no windows from which I do not see the city burning from Kishinev and I could have given anything away after that and poem titles such as There are things this poem would rather not say and What Else God Wanted bring into light what we might call the otherwise unsaid or unacknowledged They are surprising because of their unexpected perspective as if the [...]

    7. Read the full review and excerpts here asitoughttobe 2012 05 05 sThis collection is a heartbreaking work of true art in its own rite This is a book that everyone should read Poets, artists, performers, lovers of poetry, and those dedicated to bringing about peace in the middle east should all read this book So, too, should Palestinians and Jews alike, no matter their political stance, because this is a book crafted to inspire and bring about peace This is a book meant to open eyes, minds, and he [...]

    8. Innovative look into the Israeli Palestinian conflict Some really excellent poems here particularly in book 2 use of concrete poetry Naming our Dead and persona poem really pull this book together in a collection of poems that must be read together Feels like a book of poems rather than a series of independents Somber tone throughout but enriching read.

    9. Deeply moving poems on Israel, Palestine, and its two peoples Astonishingly lyrical Bell demonstrates mastery of a wide range of free verse forms Hard to believe this is her first book Highly recommended.

    10. If you re into poetry about the Middle East that blends two very distinct position into one compelling collection, then Elana Bell s winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman prize is for you.

    11. Interesting lyrics examining giving voice to the Israeli Palestinian crisis The project is ambitious, though I don t know how successful, ultimately, all the poems are or the book as a whole.

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