The Cariboo Horses

The Cariboo Horses by Al Purdy is one of many poetry collections from the prolific Canadian poet.

Al Purdy

The Cariboo Horses is one of many poetry collections from the prolific Canadian poet and was the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry in 1965. 

Remembering Al Purdy

22 years ago
Duration 15:02
At the age of 81, Purdy succumbs to cancer. 15:02
A rare conversation with the late Richard Outram, considered by some to be the greatest Canadian poet of his time; award-winning biographer Sandra Djwa on PK Page; and Margaret Atwood talks about the irascible and beloved Al Purdy. 53:59
At age 48, poet Al Purdy breaks through the literary ranks. 11:10
Poetry pays a pittance but Al Purdy manages to get by. 4:08


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