Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets

Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets

Selected Poems, 1962-1996

Book - 1996
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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, including poems from the Governor-General's Award-winning The Cariboo Horses to Naked with Summer in Your Mouth. Purdy personally made this selection, assisted by Sam Solecki, the editor of Starting from Ameliasburgh: The Collected Prose of Al Purdy . 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. Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets is destined to become the standard Purdy poetry volume for many years to come.
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., c1996
ISBN: 9781550171488
1550171488
Branch Call Number: 819.154 Purdy 3558ad 2
Characteristics: 148 p

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