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Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets

Selected Poems 1962-1996

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Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets by Al Purdy
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A selection of poems by the man described by the Globe & Mail as "the greatest of our poets". 'Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets' includes three decades worth of thought-provoking work. Purdy personally made this selection, assisted by Sam Solecki. In these poems, Purdy ponders the remains of a Native village; encounters Fidel Castro in Revolutionary Square; curses a noisy cellmate in the drunk tank; and marvels at the 'combination of ballet and murder' known as hockey, all in the author's inimitable man-on-the-street style. This book is destined to become the standard Purdy poetry volume for many years to come.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1996
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Edited by Sam Solecki
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Harbour Publishing
Pages
148
Dimensions
230x155x9
ISBN-13
9781550171488
Product ID
1906591

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