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A House of White Rooms

A House of White Rooms

By Helen Tsiriotakis
Categories: Poetry
Paperback : 9781552450598, 72 pages, January 1998
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Reading A House of White Rooms is like strolling through a house of memory, where every poem, every page, is another white room. The writing is lyrical, spare, inventive - it will take you through family, through love, through history and bring you to a place where memory is reality.

Whether Tsiriotakis is wandering the foothills of Greece or the valleys of love, her language is fresh and thoughtful; she rolls it around on yourtongue as though it were at the same time profoundly familiar and completely foreign. Rich and dense as baklava, smooth and sharp as olive oil, Tsiriotakis's poetry is absolutely unforgettable.

The first collection from a new voice in Toronto poetry.

'To read Helen Tsiriotakis is to know the scalding appetites of morning without recourse to shade ... Dear reader, take the exquisite risk.' – Robert Kroetsch.