Monday 23 June 2008

Al Purdy's statue unveiling and more

My account of the unveiling of Al Purdy's statue is in the summer issue of Open Book Toronto's online magaine. It includes my account of the day Al's ashes were buried in Ameliasburg when two-hundred mouners unexpectedly dropped in at someone's yard sale.

You can read it all here. And see photographer David Waldman's photographs of the unveiling here.

For more on Al Purdy, I've been enjoying the CBC digital archives. They have a collection called "Al Purdy, An Uncommon Poet." It includes 9 radio interviews and 4 television clips. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Rose DesRochers said...

I enjoyed Al Purdy's poetry as a teen. I remember when I was about 18 an older fried drove me out to show me where he lived.