A 2001 Lambda Award finalist
Synopses & Reviews
Elena Georgiou's debut collection of poems unveils the story of a vigorous soul's journey in and out of love. Whether her speaker is buying lunch at a falafel stand or bumping into the ghost of Marvin Gaye in the supermarket, Georgiou's zesty clarity prevails.
"The debut of a lucid, lusty new voice in American poetry. Honesty is her trademark, tempered by the rolling music of her voice. This book unveils the story of a vigorous soul's journey in and out of love. Whether her speaker is buying lunch at a falafel stand or bumping into the ghost of Marvin Gaye in a supermarket, Georgiou's zesty clarity prevails, sweetened by her impeccable ear and fired, as it always is, by her burning heart. A Cypriot by way of London, now happily a New Yorker, Georgiou fearlessly tackles the raw hungers of friendship and romance with a poetry of rare independence and vulnerability, sass, and sophistication." Molly Peacock
"This girl rocks the poetry boat." Gerry Gomez Pearlberg
Marvin Gaye, Bill Clinton, Bob Marley, Monet, and other figures of high and low culture appear in this debut volume of poems written in musical, accessible language about identity in which sex, race, and politics play a large part.