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Poems for All the Annettes

by Al Purdy, introduction by Steven Heighton

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Originally published by Contact Press in 1962, then later by House of Anansi in 1967, and again in a revised, expanded edition in 1972, Poems for All the Annettes stands as one of the essential documents of the great Al Purdy’s career. So many beloved poems are here—"At Roblin Lake," "At the Quinte Hotel"—but also so many undiscovered gems and treasures. It is at once the perfect introduction to this remarkable poet’s work and a collection rich and deep enough to satisfy even the experienced Purdy fan. This edition reproduces the final, expanded text of the 1972 edition, and features a brilliant new introduction by poet and novelist Steven Heighton, who knew Purdy well.

About the Authors

Al Purdy’s down-to-earth voice populates thirty-three books, including The Cariboo Horses (1965), North of Summer (1967), Sex & Death (1973), and Piling Blood (1984). The two major collections of his work are The Collected Poems of Al Purdy (1986) and Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy (2000). Purdy died in Sidney, BC, on April 21, 2000.

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Al Purdy’s down-to-earth voice populates thirty-three books, including The Cariboo Horses (1965), North of Summer (1967), Sex & Death (1973), and Piling Blood (1984). The two major collections of his work are The Collected Poems of Al Purdy (1986) and Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy (2000). Purdy died in Sidney, BC, on April 21, 2000.

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Contributor Notes

Al Purdy (1918-2000) was twice the winner of the Governor General's Award, a member of the Order of Ontario, and a member of the order of Canada. He published thirty-three books of poetry, along with a novel, an autobiography, and nine collections of essays and correspondence. Among his classic collections are many of Canada's best loved books, including The Cariboo Horses, Wild Grape Wine, North of Summer, and Piling Blood.

Steven Heighton is an award-winning author of poetry, novels and short stories. His work has been translated into ten languages, and his most recent novel, The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, described as a literary thriller, was published to rave reviews in 2017. His most recent volume of poetry, The Waking Comes Late, won the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He is also a fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review,and he has taught and presented at universities and literary festivals around the world. The Stray and the Strangers is his first work for young readers.

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