Peter Trower

Hitting the Brickspreviousnext Ekstasis Editions

Hitting the Bricks is a hymn of praise to the other Vancouver, that of back alleys and midnight streets. They are the poems of a man who walks avenues in the dark, his ear attuned to an inner jazz and the things that go bop in the night.

Peter Trower was born in St. Leonard's on Sea, England in 1930 and came to Canada in 1940. He worked for 22 years as a logger. Writing professionally since 1971, he has has published three novels to date, more than ten books of poetry and numerous articles. His collection of logging poems Chainsaws in the Cathedral was selected to the BC Millenium Book Award. In 2002 he was awarded the B.C. Gas Lifetime Achievement Award for his work. He lives in Gibson’s, B.C.

ISBN 1-896860-22-2
94 pages
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