Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems
Edited by Nomi Stone & Luke Hankins
A 2022 Foreword INDIES Awards finalist
paper / 154 pp. / $18.00
Publication date: April 4, 2023
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The recent and contemporary poems about the biblical figure Eve gathered in this anthology refuse given narratives. Here, poets of diverse backgrounds and traditions conjure a heterogeneous concert of Eves to reckon with desire, blame, power, gender, the body, race, politics, religion, knowledge, violence, and time. She becomes a door for dreaming of origins, for considering naming and language, for challenging assumptions and structures of power, and for examining the human condition. In these poems, Eve loves, grieves, rages, and proves a perennially relevant figure in our contemporary mythos.
"Stone and Hankins prove that Eve remains a perennial poetic inspiration in this strong selection."
"Between Paradise and Earth: Eve Poems [...] offers an extended meditation on the Abrahamic religious traditions’ originary female figure. Editors Nomi Stone and Luke Hankins have amassed an array of lyrical inquiries into this 'first' woman and her relationship to our understanding of gender and its intersection with other identities such as race and class."
—Poets & Writers
"In Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems, over seventy poets follow lyric threads through the story of this foundational figure, demonstrating her continued relevance. Or, rather, her stories, plural—for not only do these poems go far beyond Genesis and its commentaries, they also recognize that Eve’s life is like any human’s: not a single narrative, but many."
—Nan Cohen, Jewish Book Council
"This anthology features some famous names such as Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Ada Limón, and Toni Morrison, and their work is exemplary. It’s the lesser known but remarkably talented poets, however, who repeatedly caught my eye."
—Brian Volck, "Close Reading"
Jill Peláez Baumgaertner
Nancy Naomi Carlson
Rebecca Morgan Frank
francine j. harris
Sneha Subramanian Kanta
Talley V. Kayser
Sally Rosen Kindred
J. Michael Martinez
Mary B. Moore
Barbara Jane Reyes
Jennifer Sperry Steinorth
Laura Lee Washburn
Anna Rose Welch
Jackie K. White
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