From the Contemporary Poetry Series #1
Praise for The Book of Tendons
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.
— Peter Gizzi
Eleni Sikelianos is a poet who dynamically composes the flexibly potent philosophical nuance of the experiment. It is here that sound and image and idea work at the level of a grain of silica, or cell. She tells us “It’s important to keep the borders permeable, [between genres] so that poetry remains in conversation with a world.”
— womens quarterly conversation