Al Purdy

Al Purdy was born December 30, 1918, in Wooler, Ontario and died at Sidney, BC, April 21, 2000. Raised in Trenton, Ontario, he lived throughout Canada as he developed his reputation as one of Canada's greatest writers. His collections included two winners of the Governor General's Award, Cariboo Horses (1965) and Collected Poems (1986) and other classics such as Poems for All the Annettes, In Search of Owen Roblin and Piling Blood. Later in life, he travelled widely with his wife Eurithe and settled in Ameliasburg, Ontario and Sidney, BC. In addition to his thirty-three books of poetry, he published a novel, an autobiography and nine collections of essays and correspondence. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1983 and the Order of Ontario in 1987. His ashes are buried in Ameliasburg at the end of Purdy Lane.

Beyond Remembering : The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
Beyond Remembering : The Collected Poems of Al Purdy

Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy

By Al Purdy, Margaret Atwood, Sam Solecki

$44.95

Reaching for the Beaufort Sea : An Autobiography
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea : An Autobiography

Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: An Autobiography

By Al Purdy

$28.95

Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets : Selected Poems 1962-1996
Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets : Selected Poems 1962-1996

Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962-1996

By Al Purdy, Sam Solecki

$16.95

Starting from Ameliasburgh : The Collected Prose of Al Purdy
Starting from Ameliasburgh : The Collected Prose of Al Purdy

Starting from Ameliasburgh: The Collected Prose of Al Purdy

By Al Purdy

$39.95

The Al Purdy A Frame Anthology
The Al Purdy A Frame Anthology

The Al Purdy A Frame Anthology

By Al Purdy, Paul Vermeersch

$26.95

The Man Who Outlived Himself : An appreciation of John Donne: A dozen of his best poems
The Man Who Outlived Himself : An appreciation of John Donne: A dozen of his best poems

The Man Who Outlived Himself: An appreciation of John Donne: A dozen of his best poems

By Al Purdy, Doug Beardsley

$16.95

To Paris Never Again
To Paris Never Again

To Paris Never Again

By Al Purdy

$16.95

We Go Far Back in Time : The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947-1984
We Go Far Back in Time : The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947-1984

We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947-1984

By Al Purdy, Earle Birney, Nicholas Bradley

$39.95

Yours, Al : The Collected Letters of Al Purdy
Yours, Al : The Collected Letters of Al Purdy

Yours, Al: The Collected Letters of Al Purdy

By Al Purdy, Sam Solecki

$44.95