The St. Marys Public Library is moving temporarily to the End Zone of the Pyramid Recreation Centre. The library will be closed on Saturday, August 25, reopening at the PRC on Monday, August 27 at 10:30. Full details here.
Due to renovations at the St. Marys Public Library, reserving items from that location will not be available August 23 - September 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.