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The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology

Edited by Paul Vermeersch
Foreword by Dennis Lee.
$26.95 8×8 paperback, 160 pages
November 2009

A celebration of the most unlikely, outrageous and important gathering place in modern Canadian writing, with contributions from Dennis Lee, Eurithe Purdy, F.R. Scott, George Galt, Joe Rosenblatt, Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, D.G Jones, Sid Marty, Steven Heighton, Howard White, David McFadden, David Helwig, Janet Lunn, Paul Vermeersch, Michael Ondaatje and others. 100% of the profits from this book go to support the activities of the Al Purdy A-frame Association.

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Scanning through The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology you’ll notice that Al never had a problem mugging for a camera. But in this picture Eurithe gets pulled into the game. It’s a wonderful shot, Al in one of his Mexican shirts, glass case in pocket. Eurithe in one of her series of giant straw hats—is this the pink one? And a scythe that looks like it could have been used by Owen Roblin himself. Despite much head scratching, and asking all the likely suspects with cameras, we have been unable to verify the photographer.
The photograph appears on page 38 of the anthology. The 5″ x 7″ B&W print sells for $10 plus $2 shipping and handling.  Limited number available.


ALAN STEIN BROADSIDE — A limited edition, hand-printed broadside, wood engraving by Alan Stein, text an excerpt from the poem “In Search of Owen Roblin” by Al Purdy. Limited to 125 copies.
Cloister Old Style type printed in two colours on Niddegan paper at The Church Street Press, 2009.
Alan Stein has generously donated the entire print run to the A-frame Association.
The entire $125 will go toward purchase of the house.
Cheques for $125 plus $10 for shipping can be made to:

The Al Purdy A-frame Association
4403 West 11th Ave.,
Vancouver BC
V6R 2M2


And Left a Place to Stand OnAnd Left a Place to Stand On — The Canada Cuba Literary Alliance is proud to announce “And Left a Place To Stand On”, an anthology of poetry and essays about Al Purdy, published by Hidden Brook Press. This anthology is an A-frame fundraiser book. 100% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to the A-frame Association. Order directly from the publisher.