The Monster Lives of Boys and Girls by Eleni Sikelianos
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Winner of the 2002 National Poetry Series, selected by Diane Ward, this book in four parts explores a dark world of sleep, dreams, and evil. But there is also joy in Sikelianos’s work. Amidst the fears and despair for her own life and those of her children, the author recognizes the beauty of nature of the fleetingness of the natural world: "summer summer summer thunder, thief, thief, thief in the night it’s something you love, it’s there only for you.


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Eleni Sikelianos is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Body Clock and The California Poem, which was a Barnes & Noble Best of the Year, as well as a hybrid memoir, The Book of Jon. Sikelianos teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. A California native, longtime New Yorker, and world traveler, she now lives in Boulder with her husband, the novelist Laird Hunt, and their daughter, Eva Grace.
Published December 1, 2003 by Green Integer. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Sikelianos's grandfather Angelos is considered a major modern poet in Greece, and her poems take in decidedly present-day European vistas: "my first trip to Brittany" animates one excited pastoral passage, while another asks us to "take it// with a grain of strange/ Eurosugar."

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