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No Other Country
Al Purdy
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No Other Country

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Al loved this country and travelled it extensively, by freight train, by airplane, driving a camper and on foot. His paternal line traces back to two brothers who were United Empire Loyalists and left Ulster County in New York in the 1830s to settle in the Belleville area. Al explored his own heritage and that of Canada in his poetry. Here the same yard-spinning tone is us ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1977)
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Alfred Wellington Purdy was one of the most popular and important Canadian poets of the 20th century. Purdy's writing career spanned more than fifty years. His works include over thirty books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate".

Born in Wooler, Ontario Purdy went to Albert College in Belleville, Onta
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