The Monster Lives of Boys and Girls

In the four parts of The Monster Lives of Boys & Girls, poet Eleni Sikelianos explores a dark world of sleep, dreams, and evil. But there is also joy in her work, a belief and love. fears and despair for her life and those of her children, the author recognizes the beauty of nature and fleetingness of nature life: "summer summer summer thunder, thief, thief, thief in the night it's something you love, it's here only for you."

Winner of the 2002 National Poetry Series