33 pp. • 1997
These taut beautiful poems are full of curious resonances that travel like physical memory. The past and the future run through the body of this work like streams flowing mysteriously through words or rivers “slipping between atoms.” In the process the ungovernable darkness of language pours through
Eleni Sikelianos is the author of a hybrid memoir (The Book of Jon, City Lights) and six books of poetry, the most recent being Body Clock. She has been the happy recipient of various awards for her poetry, nonfiction, and translations. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages, and anthologized, most recently in places such as American Hybrid and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry.