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Rodney DeCroo and the Wise Blood Celebrate 100 Years of Al Purdy


Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:34am

Rodney DeCroo + The Wise Blood, known for country-noir inspired songs with a poetic swagger, are celebrating the life and work of Al Purdy, who was coined Canada’s unofficial poet laureate for his colloquial style and rowdy yet sensitive persona. This concert marks the launch of Beyond Forgetting, an anthology of poems paying tribute to Purdy from Canada’s best-known writers, published in honour of Purdy’s 100th birthday. Readers from the anthology will include Rob Taylor, Wednesday Hudson and Ian Williams, as well as Purdy’s long-time publisher and fellow-poet Howard White.


Proceeds going to the Al Purdy A-Frame Association and its writer-in-residence program. 

Tickets are available here: thecultch.com/events/beyond-forgetting-rodney-decroo-the-wise-blood-celebrate-100-years-of-al-purdy/