by George J. Dance

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Elana Bell. Courtesy Poets & Writers.

Elana Bell is an American poet.

Life Edit

Bell was born in Venice Beach, California. She was educated at Sarah Lawrence College, receiving a B.A. in 1999, and returning for an M.F.A. in 2008.[1]

She is writer in residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City, with her husband, writer Jai Chaakrabarti.[1]

Recoognition Edit

Bell has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, Edward Albee Foundation, and Drisha Institute.[1]

In 2004 she won the Stephen Dunn Poetry Award.[2]

The manuscript of her first book, Eyes, Stones, was selected by poet Fanny Howe to receive the 2011 Walt Whitman Award.[1]

See alsoEdit

Book Launch Event for Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell

Book Launch Event for Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Elana Bell," Academy of American Poets,, Web, Dec. 31, 2011.
  2. "Elana Bell," louderARTS Project,, Web, Dec. 31, 2011.

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