by Peter Trower
"Among the 'unknown poets' Peter Trower ranks with Milton Acorn. . . Haig-Brown is a prose parallel . . . but the voice is entirely Trower's own. A poet worth knowing."
Book DescriptionPeter Trower is a poet known for what he writes about: the lives of west coast loggers, the rural culture of the B.C. Coast, skidroad life in Vancouver, and his personal love of the western landscape. He has established himself as a unique voice, lyircal and regional, a Canadian original. Goosequill Snags is the first major collection of poems since Ragged Horizons and to be placed among the best of his seven books. The work here represents a considerable extension of range, both geographical and emotional, encompassing recent travels across Canada and abandoning the author's charateristic blue mood and to run the gamut from deep despair to ecstatic love to light-hearted self-parody.