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The Age of Briggs & Stratton #2020

The Age of Briggs Stratton Poetry The world s largest manufacturer of the two stroke engine may seem like an unusual jumping off point for poetry But Peter Culley s second book about his hometown Nanaimo stems from his realizat

  • Title: The Age of Briggs & Stratton
  • Author: Peter Culley
  • ISBN: 9781554200399
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Age of Briggs & Stratton By Peter Culley, Poetry The world s largest manufacturer of the two stroke engine may seem like an unusual jumping off point for poetry But Peter Culley s second book about his hometown Nanaimo stems from his realization that there is not an hour of his waking existence when he cannot somewhere hear a leaf blower, a lawn mower or another piece of Briggs Stratton powered machinery.Poetry The world s largest manufacturer of the two stroke engine may seem like an unusual jumping off point for poetry But Peter Culley s second book about his hometown Nanaimo stems from his realization that there is not an hour of his waking existence when he cannot somewhere hear a leaf blower, a lawn mower or another piece of Briggs Stratton powered machinery This book was written in a little over a year a year which saw droughts in Tofino, floods on the Gulf Coast Canadian boots on the ground in the never ending war on terror Meanwhile, Hammertown Culley s half imagined version of the place where he lives is being ripped apart by corporate boondoggles, accelerating development and the triumph of the service economy In Culley s bitterly lyrical poems elements of this disappearing world appear as bad jokes, snatches of song and passages of reminiscence Old records and half remembered films are arrayed against impending collapse Like small and noisy engines themselves, Culley s poems address the impossible contradictions of our unnamed era.

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    1. Peter Culley is an amazing poet, his words resonate and cry out to the world I understand One of my favorite passages from this collection is on p.116 and is part of a piece entitled The Upper Peninsula getting carried away falling into an earthquake The images that come to mind from this small fragment is why I feel drawn towards the work of this particular poet.

    2. I haven t yet read Hammertown, arguably the precursor to this book, and wish that I had read them in order, as there seem to be intertextual references that I know I m missing But it s a fantastic book, dense and complicated in a good way, and now that I ve read it once I m going to start it over again.

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