“elana levy bangs on the door of my heart, and I have to open it. Her poems don't give me a choice. She bears witness to the suffering of our world, and makes me pay attention. Her passion — for peace, for language, for plants and people — is contagious.”

~ Susan Moon, long-time editor and writer . Her latest book is, “This is Getting Old,” Shambala Press.

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“elana levy's poetry is deeply moving without resorting to overwrought imagery. It's like understanding what's been lost by the smashing of a vase through a keen focus on one sharp, colorful shard.
Her powerfully poignant poems about the Holocaust in "Legacies" are followed by the radical insights of "Heresies" and the life-filled hopefulness of "blessings." With levy's poetry you "do not have to beg/ the ocean's waves to fill [your] sight,/ only open [your] lids to them.”

~ David Gilbert, political prisoner, author of “No Surrender,” and, in 2012, “Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond.”

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