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Published by Hidden Brook Press in [Brighton, Ont.] .
Written in English


  • Purdy, Al, -- 1918-2000 -- Poetry,
  • Purdy, Al, -- 1918-2000,
  • Purdy, Al, -- 1918-2000 -- Poésie,
  • Purdy, Al, -- 1918-2000,
  • Canadian poetry (English) -- 21st century,
  • Canadian essays (English) -- 21st century,
  • Poésie canadienne-anglaise -- 21e siècle,
  • Essais canadiens-anglais -- 21e siècle

Book details:

Edition Notes

Published for the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance.

StatementAllan Briesmaster ... [et al.].
GenrePoetry, Poésie
ContributionsBriesmaster, Allan., Canada Cuba Literary Alliance.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.P8 .Z58 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24005806M
ISBN 109781897475331
LC Control Number2009366922

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