The Truth of Houses by Ann Scowcroft

By Ann Scowcroft

Winner of the 2011 Concordia collage First publication Prize, Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards

Poems exploring the belief of domestic and the problems of a deeply ambiguous dating to that observe.

At as soon as clever and achingly at a loss, Ann Scowcroft's the reality of homes is a sublime debut assortment. whereas very intimate -- even startlingly intimate from time to time -- the voices of those poems are continuously taking a step backward, wrestling for a degree of distance and viewpoint. analyzing them, we listen in on the uncovering of a private vernacular that may enable the current to be larger lived; we have now the experience of overhearing a selected but eerily common internal fight -- a fight for perception, for an equanimity with which either narrator and lucky reader may perhaps re-enter lifestyles anew.

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