This Poem Is a House

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Pub Date: 05/24/2016

Pages: 96

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Coach House Books

Imprint: Coach House Books

ISBN 13: 9781552453346

ISBN 10: 1552453340

Price: $15.95 / $20.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Literary

This Poem Is a House

By Ken Sparling

Price: $15.95



About the Book

From accomplished writer Ken Sparling comes a spare verse novel about a girl and a boy and the life they're writing together. But the girl wants a story and the boy wants a poem, and the furniture in the house is stuck in the middle. Meditative and magical, a book as complicated as the ways we love, This Poem Is a House is, in the end, about a girl's story sheltering a boy's poem, the way a house shelters the lives of the people who live in it.

Ken Sparling has written six novels, including Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall (Knopf, 1996), commissioned by Gordon Lish. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

About the Book

If love is a house, how do we arrange the furniture?


Ken Sparling is the author of six novels: Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall, commissioned by Gordon Lish; Hush Up and Listen Stinky Poo Butt, handmade using discarded library books and a sewing machine; a novel with no title; For Those Whom God Has Blessed with Fingers; Book, which was shortlisted for The Trillium Award; and Intention | Implication | Wind. He lives in Toronto, where he works in a marketing role with the city's public library system.