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Poems for All the Annettes

by Al Purdy, introduction by Steven Heighton

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ISBN:9781770892606
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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.

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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.

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Steven Heighton received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for poetry for The Waking Comes Late (Anansi). He was also a finalist in 1995 for The Ecstasy of Skeptics (Anansi). His poetry and stories have received five National Magazine Awards and have appeared in London Review of Books, Poetry (Chicago), Tin House, Brick, Zoe- trope, Best American Poetry, The Walrus, Best English Stories, TLR and five editions of Best Canadian Poetry. He has also published novels, short story collections and two books of essays, and he reviews fiction for The New York Times Book Review.

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