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Praise for Haunted Hills and Hanging Valleys

"Itís high time [Trower] was recognized more widely as the gifted and versatile force in Canadian poetry that he is. If this fine selection canít garner such recognition, itís hard to imagine what will."
-Zachariah WellsThe Danforth Review

"...one thing is clear: this book really is striking a nerve with poets everywhere... Trower's poems, as capricious and harrowing as they can be (men maimed, alcoholism, dead dreams, dire regret), have an internally consistent language, a bunkhouse vernacular that he wrests beauty from... They're tough poems, vigorous poems, angry poems, hard poems, tender but unsentimental poems, poems that, though short in line length, are mighty in terms of effect... This is a very necessary poet."
- Shane Neilson, ARC