Eleni Sikélianòs will read from her new book from Coffee House Press, Make Yourself Happy. “With her native Greek wisdom and her American exuberance, Eleni takes us into the different layers which make our daily lives, perceptions, thoughts . . . as they take form, and thanks to her become an initiatique, even archeological, journey. Besides the pleasure we feel, we see here a moral endeavor, an invitation to make ourselves happy. Her journey finds its energy in her perfect ear for language and immense generosity of heart.”—Etel Adnan
Eleni Sikélianòs is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Loving Detail of the Living and the Dead and The California Poem, which was a Barnes & Noble Best of the Year, as well as hybrid memoirs, The Book of Jon and You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek). Sikélianòs teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. A California native, longtime New Yorker, and world traveler, she lives in Boulder, Colorado.