Woodcut Print of A-frame by Amanda Lowthian (Black & White, 7.5" x 8")

Amanda Lowthian created this woodcut for a fundraising event in Picton when she was an art and drama student at Belleville High School and a member of the Purdy Society. Brian Johnson, director, used the woodcut as a signature image in the documentary Al Purdy Was Here.



The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology

Edited by Paul Vermeersch
Foreword by Dennis Lee.
$26.95 8x8 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.


Beyond Forgetting

Beyond Forgetting: Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy

edited by Howard White and Emma Skagen
CAD$22.95 • USD$22.95 6 x 9 Paperback, 192 pp
October 2018

An anthology of poems old and new written in tribute to Al Purdy, marking the centenary of the famed Canadian poet’s birth.