Make Yourself Happy (Paperback)
Praise for Eleni Sikelianos:
Library Journal Best Books 2013: Poetry
Electric as a lightning storm, wild as a first-growth forest, protean as fantasy's shape-shifters--that's Sikelianos's poetry, a real pleasure to read."--Library Journal
Using text and images, moving spikily across the page and across ideas in ever-expanding loops, Make Yourself Happy is devoted to one of the oldest and most important human questions: how to live. Humanity, happiness, and the survival of the biosphere spin each section forward, species are wiped out, yet the poem endures.
You walk into the sunlight
to make yourself happy.
This is the poem that will tell you
how to live.