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Eyes, Stones: Poems (Walt Whitman Award) (Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets)

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  • Sales Rank:619,358
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:64
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:April 16, 2012
  • ISBN:0807144649
  • EAN:9780807144640
  • ASIN:0807144649
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Synopsis
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.

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