Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems Of Al Purdy

byAl PurdyEditorSam Solecki Foreword byMargaret Atwood

October 1, 2000|
Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems Of Al Purdy by Al Purdy
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By the time Al Purdy succumbed to lung cancer at his waterfront home in Sidney BC on April 21, 2000, he was universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest writers Canada has produced. In five decades as a published author he had produced over forty books and received innumerable distinctions, including two Governor General's Awards and the Order of Canada. A hands-on writer who delighted in co-producing specialty publications and small press titles in addition to his major collections with leading publishers, Purdy left a massive and diverse body of work, much of it long unavailable to the public.

The Collected Poems, edited by Purdy critic Sam Solecki with the full participation of the author, for the first time brings all of Purdy's poetic writings together in one volume, including all his later books, work previously uncollected from earlier periods as well as several excellent new poems he completed in the months before his death. It is, as he said, everything he wished to be remembered for.
Save the Al Purdy A-Frame Campaign The Canadian League of Poets has declared a National Al Purdy Day!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 ...
Title:Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems Of Al Purdy
Product dimensions:608 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.5 in
Published:October 1, 2000
Publisher:Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550172256

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