Al Purdy

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Al Purdy

Al Purdy

Alfred Welington PurdyBorn: December 30, 1918 at Wooler, OntarioDied: April 21, 2000 at Sidney, BC

Early Years/Childhood

Career Development

Al Purdy and his wife, Eurithe Purdy.

Sucess/Inspiration

Evergreen Cemetery, on Stockdale Road.

"I think most young people begin to write through sheer ego. Look at me, no hands, Mom." - Al Purdy

Al Purdy during WWII in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

"[Al Purdy] evolved his poetry by enaging frankness, sardonic humour and reflective depth." - Anonymous

During the Great Depression, Al Purdy "rode the rails" of Canada working in hard labour.

By: Soumya S.


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