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Buoyancy Control
ISBN: 9781771662222
April 2016, BookThug, 86 Pages, $18.00

Buoyancy Control

CBC Books Spring 2016 Books Preview Selection
49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Poetry Selection

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Intertidal Zones

(with illustrations by Zachari Logan)
ISBN: 978-927035-13-9
July 2014, Jack Pine Press, 22 pages, $20.00

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Everything Water
ISBN: 978-1-926779-10-2
Dec 2011, Cactus Press, 15 pages, $5.00 (Sold Out!)

Mimic
ISBN: 978-1-926655-30-7
Oct 2011, Leaf Press, 20 pages, $10.00

 *Winner of the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award

“Gruber has written a sequence of connected poems, taking us from underwater landscapes to late night Portuguese bakeries, marked by brevity and precision, witty and alienist by turns. She deserves this year’s bpNichol Chapbook Award for making our minds race and our skins crawl.”
                                                      -Bill Kennedy and Maggie Helwig (2012 Judges)

 

This Is The Nightmare
ISBN: 978-1-897235-52-2
Sept 2008, Thistledown Press, 64 pages, $12.95

This collection is the poet’s quest for exit signs, both mutual and solitary. Or is it an entrance she looks for through the forests of family and love, the changing landscapes of people, the shifting seasons? When nature is at work revealing and recovering, when who you were becomes who you are, there is clarity. These moments are captured as rituals that reveal the disharmony of existence; and the need for encounters with ghosts, both real and ethereal.

There is sex, death and everything in between, which sums up the Uber Gruber’s poetry. How can she be both cheeky and wise at once? So sweet and sad and good?

Susan Musgrave

In poems that are fresh, quirky, poignant, amusing, and always unflinchingly honest, Adrienne Gruber confronts the ambiguities of intimacy and love. Her terrain is the ‘tender navigation’ of feelings for the living and the dead, for lovers, for family, even a beloved dog — in other words, what we find and what we lose as we journey through life.

Judith Krause