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Al Purdy


Two of Al Purdy’s poetry collections, Cariboo Horses and Collected Poems, won Governor General’s awards. Purdy died in Sidney, B.C. in 2001. An excerpt from Yours, Al: The Collected Letters of Al Purdy, edited by Sam Solecki and published by Harbour Publishing in 2004, is in Geist 55.

Cowboy chaps, monkey suits, sackcloths and other fashion observations from Earle Birney and Al Purdy. more

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