Eleni Sikelianos – THE BODY CLOCK

photo by Amy King

Body Clock
Eleni Sikelianos

Lauded by Michael Ondaatje as an “unforgettable” writer, and praised by The Washington Post for her ability to capture “the subtlest shades of the emotional palette,” Eleni Sikelianos is one of the most highly regarded poets of her generation. In Body Clock, she charts the curvature of growth and time, encompassing the bewilderment and delight of a new parent, while mapping the shape of our troubled world. Observing that “what is alive in the body clock is also ticking,” her poems and sketches illustrate the infinite possibilities unfurling as minutes give shape to hours, the body gives shape to a child, and events give shape to history.



Interviewed by Amy King, the Cloisters Cafe, October 15, 2008
part one (27:04): MP3
part two (42:36): MP3



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