The Nervous Breakdown Interview: Eleni Sikelianos

I interviewed poet Eleni Sikelianos about her latest hybrid memoir, You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek), on The Nervous Breakdown - we talked about Kristeva and Ginsberg and visual essays, about breaking nonfiction rules and creating new ones.

A picture can over-fix reality, we can get stuck in an image’s interpretation of the past; language is a way to mobilize it.
— Eleni Sikelianos

Book Review: The World is On Fire

My review of Joni Tevis's latest essay collection, The World is On Fire: Scrap Treasure and Songs of Apocalypse

“‘There is a crease for grief in any day, but usually we turn away from it,’ Tevis writes. Perhaps it is this very act of not turning away, of staying curious and vulnerable, that saves her and in turn us. The World is On Fire masterfully questions, rummages, and connects the obscure with the universal, uncovering truths about faith and resurrection we had been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.”