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Sam Solecki

author image Sam Solecki is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and a former editor of The Canadian Forum.He is also editor of Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy, Starting from Ameliasburgh: The Collected Prose of Al Purdy and Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962–1996. His most recent books are Ragas of Longing: The Poetry of Michael Ondaatje and The Last Canadian Poet: An Essay on Al Purdy.


Book Cover Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
978-1-55017-225-6 · 1-55017-225-5 · September 2000 · Hardback
CAD$44.95 · USD$44.95
"If you want to read some decent strong human stuff without fakery I'd say Al Purdy the Canadian. . . one of the few very good poets since 1900." -Charles Bukowski "Purdy is one of the most substantial poets in English of the century." -Dennis Lee
Book Cover One Muddy Hand: Selected Poems
978-1-55017-370-3 · 1-55017-370-7 · October 2006 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
Over the hill and sinking fast in the bog i’ve time just to wave one muddy hand —from "For Wailan," 1986 The poems of Earle Birney, one of Canada's finest writers, are now in print once again.
Book Cover Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962-1996
978-1-55017-148-8 · 1-55017-148-8 · 1996 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
The definitive Al Purdy selected. Finalist for CBC Radio's Canada Reads 2006!
Book Cover Yours, Al: The Collected Letters of Al Purdy
978-1-55017-332-1 · 1-55017-332-4 · October 2004 · Hardback
CAD$44.95 · USD$44.95
“Dear John: I was down in your neck or coccyx of the woods last week and put my arms around an ex-pro boxer’s wife in a drunken euphoria and nearly got my profile altered to 7500 A.D. . . . Dear Louis: I was just talking to Peter Brown and he says you hate me . . . What a waste of time. . . . Dear Buc: I always used to tell Birney if he died before me I was gonna grind him up and marinate him for an aphrodisiac. I like the guy, but never could figure out his apparent attraction to women . . .” —from various letters