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A Housecoat Remains
Guernica Editions, Fall 2015
106 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719604
ISBN10: 1550719602
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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This collection of poems tells a multi-layered story between worlds: old country vs. new, traditional life vs. modern, health vs. illness. Biello takes us on a journey between these worlds and shows us how mother, father and daughter cope with loss and re-discover each other through the difficult illness of Alzheimer's disease. Everything must change to make way for this new journey. This is the beat of her language, culture and family disappearing, but somehow, at the heart of it all, love remains.
This poem begins in words. / As each foot treks along the path,/ walked by thousands of pilgrims before her, / is a prayer/ is a song that pulses up for all the beings on this blue planet./ We are the ones we've been waiting for./ This poem ends in silence.

Books by Tina Biello

A Housecoat Remains