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Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems

Edited by Nomi Stone & Luke Hankins


A 2022 Foreword INDIES Awards finalist


paper  /  154 pp.  /  $18.00
Orison Books
ISBN: 978-1-949039-39-9
Publication date: April 4, 2023
Distributed to the trade by Itasca Books
952-223-8373 /



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."

Publishers Weekly


"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"



George Abraham
Kazim Ali
Hala Alyan
Justice Ameer
Grace Bauer
Jill Peláez Baumgaertner
Bruce Beasley
Jericho Brown

Nickole Brown
Jennifer Bullis
Nicole Callihan

Nancy Naomi Carlson
Scott Chalupa
Marianne Chan
Leila Chatti
Lucille Clifton
Ama Codjoe
Andrea Cohen
Diana Cole
William Coleman
Michael Dechane
Lynn Domina
Laura Donnelly
Rita Dove
Amy Dryansky
Ansel Elkins
Annie Finch
Amy Fleury
Diamond Forde
Rebecca Morgan Frank
John Fry
Ona Gritz
francine j. harris
Ronnie Hess
Katherine Hoerth
Marie Howe
Romana Iorga
Jessica Jacobs
Sneha Subramanian Kanta
Mackenzie Kozak
Talley V. Kayser
Sally Rosen Kindred
Peter Kline
Aviya Kushner
Danusha Laméris
Priscilla Lee
Ada Limón
dawn lonsinger
Raymond Luczak
J. Michael Martinez
Mary B. Moore
Toni Morrison
Simone Muench
Frank Paino
Emilia Phillips
Ruben Quesada
Khalisa Rae
Victoria Redel
Barbara Jane Reyes
Carly Sachs
Brooke Sahni
Nicholas Samaras
Jane Seitel
Courtney Sender
Jennifer Sperry Steinorth
Alina Stefanescu
Laura Lee Washburn
Anna Rose Welch
Jeanne Wagner
Jackie K. White

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