Poetry. "Hammertown" is Georges Perec's invention, an imaginary fishing port on Vancouver Island that Peter Culley recognized as the Oulipo writer's vision of what Nanaimo might be like. In PARKWAY, Culley continues his project of describing Perec's Hammertown from the inside. Deeply musical and infused by Culley's love of rhythm, PARKWAY is an acute and strongly complicit portrayal of a working-class city, and the world of its margins.
Peter Culley was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1958 and grew up on RCAF bases in Holberg, British Columbia, Cold Lake, Alberta, Dana, Saskatchewan, Clinton, Ontario and for four years in Ayr, Scotland. He has lived in and around Nanaimo since 1972 and now lives in the former coal-mining town of South Wellington, beside the main line of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. His books include HAMMERTOWN (2003), THE AGE OF BRIGGS & STRATTON (2008), and PARKWAY (2013), published by New Star Books, and To The Dogs (Arsenal Pulp Press).Author City: NANAIMO, BC CAN