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Praise for Allegheny, BC

"From boyhood memories to middle age, the poems in Rodney DeCroo’s debut collection chart a journey across several landscapes: the polluted industrial outskirts of Pittsburgh, the oil towns of northeast B.C., and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The glimpses of these worlds are compelling, the poems laden with grief, remorse, and longing, yet never with sentimentality or self-pity."
-The Malahat Review

"The gritty, Americana-tinged music of Rodney DeCroo has always had a powerful lyrical side, both mesmerizing and wrenching...So the shift to the role of poet is a natural one."
-Brian Lynch, The Georgia Straight


"Although the book is autobiographical, and therefore personal, it's easy to read as well as identify from your own experiences something similar to what DeCroo remembers - old pathways, old haunts, old relatives. Drinking, fighting, travelling."
-Tom Harrison, The Province