Peter Trower

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Chainsaws in the Cathedral gathers together the finest of Peter Trower’s poems about the friendships and dangers of the West Coast logging life. The poems reveal Trower’s marvellous tonal range, his ear attuned to the rhythms of the flesh and the wilderness.

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 1-896860-46-X
156 pages
6 x 9
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