The newest issues of The Antigonish Review, EVENT, and The New Quarterly each published two of the the winners of the After Al Purdy Poetry Contest, one from each category of Emerging Poets and Established Poets.
Emerging Poets winners: David Huebert (EVENT), Angela Waldie (TAR), Carolyn Sadowska (TNQ).
Established Poet winners: Clea Roberts (EVENT), Susan Stenson (TAR), Antony Di Nardo (TNQ).
The contest was a fundraiser for the Al Purdy A-frame Trust – established to save Purdy’s famous home from demolition. Purdy was a significant Canadian poet, also called “the ‘most’, the ‘first’ and the ‘last Canadian poet’.” For more information about his legacy and the efforts to save his self-built home, visit www.alpurdy.ca