A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails.
About the Author
Eleni Sikelianos 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 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.