The House is Still Standing by Adrienne BarrettThe House is Still Standing by Adrienne Barrett

The House is Still Standing

byAdrienne Barrett

Paperback | April 23, 2013

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The house is still standing is peopled with charlatans, gingerbread men, children, and savants — the thousands and the particular. Adrienne Bartlett builds this nimble first collection with a supple craft. The poems deke and swerve, from the wry to the theatrical to the intimate.

Whether riffing on the secret identities of public intellectuals and pop icons or penning elegiac verse, Barrett's voice is strong, anchored, inviting. Although she takes her readers through both "substance / and its downfall," in the end, the structure is sound, she is holding up.

Adrienne Barrett is a writer and bricklayer. A graduate of Trent University and the University of British Columbia, she has seen her poetry published in Arc, Prairie Fire, and the Fiddlehead. Her work has also appeared on the longlist for the 2011 Montreal Prize. Born in Hamilton, she kicked around Peterborough, Vancouver, and Toronto...
Title:The House is Still StandingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.03 × 5.52 × 0.32 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864929048

ISBN - 13:9780864929044

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"Adrienne Barrett's curiosity leads her in many directions: unsteady truths, lives of eccentric others, childhood experience that can mar or determine, or shift forward — as memory — into adulthood. With imagery that is at times intense, at times ferocious and humorous, Barrett refuses to look away or turn aside. This is the observant self, probing." — Frances Itani, author of Remembering the Bones and Requiem