Audio

The following audio recordings of A.W. Purdy Poems, Esasys and Plays are available in Special Collections in 1/4" reel-to-reel tape format.  All of our Al Purdy Reel-to-Reel tapes have been converted.  Please contact spec.coll@usask.ca if there are any problems or any comments.

MSS 4 Box 12

VII: Tape Recordings of Al Purdy 1-14:

1. The Cariboo Horses.  Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Cariboo Horses.  Total Duration: 27:47.
2. The Cariboo Horses. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Cariboo Horses.  Total Duration: 30:26.
3. The Cariboo Horses. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Cariboo Horses.  Total Duration: 27:14.
4. The Cariboo Horses.  Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Cariboo Horses.  Total Duration: 31:37.
5. a) The Cariboo Horses (concluded) and b) Pressed On Sand. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Cariboo Horses and Pressed on Sand.  Total Duration: 29:24.
6. Poems for all the Annettes. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for All the Annettes.  Total Duration: 28:43.
7. Poems for all the Annettes. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for All the Annettes.  Total Duration: 27:27.
8. a) Poems for all the Annettes (concluded) and b Emu, Remember!. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for All the Annettes and Emu, Remember!.  Total Duration: 29:45.
9. North of Summer. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for North of Summer.  Total Duration: 30:29.
10. North of Summer. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for North of Summer.  Total Duration: 26:30.
11. North of Summer (concluded). Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Poems for North of Summer.  Total Duration: 22:50.
12. The Crafte so Longe to Lerne. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Crafte So Longe to Learne.  Total Duration: 29:59.
13. a) The Crafte so Longe to Lerne (concluded) and b) The Blur in Between. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Crafte So Longe to Learne and The Blur in Between. Total Duration: 24:47.
14. a) The Blur in Between (concluded) and b) Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Blur in Between and Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 25:55.

MSS 4 Box 13

VII: Tape Recordings of Al Purdy 15-27:

15. Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 30:09.
16. Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 29:38.
17. Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 31:26.
18. Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 29:32.
19. Wild Grape Wine. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine. Total Duration: 29:28.
20. a) Wild Grape Wine (concluded) and b) The Enchanted Echo. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from Wild Grape Wine and The Enchanted Echo. Total Duration: 29:14.
21. The Enchanted Echo. Al Purdy reads his poetry, selections from The Enchanted Echo. Total Duration: 27:16.
22. a) The Enchanted Echo (concluded); b) "Joe Barr"; c) Dormez-Vous, A Memoir of Malcolm Lowery; d) The Iron Road. Total Duration: 26:42.
23. North of Summer (Prosey Poems).  Al Purdy reads his article "North of Summer."  Total Duration 31:54.
24. a) North of Summer (concluded) and b) "The Undertaker" (short story).   Al Purdy reads his article "North of Summer" and reads a short story, "The Undertaker".  Total Duration 26:40.
25. Canadian Poetry Since 1867 - An Essay on Canadian Poetry. Purdy reads his essay "Canadian Poetry Since 1867".  Total Duration 27:22.
26. Canadian poetry since 1867 (concluded) and Eskimo sculpture - a review. Purdy reads his essay "Canadian Poetry Since 1867" and a review.  Total Duration 22:52.
27. No Other Country.  Tape box marked Dub for Al. Tuesday Night CBC broadcast of No Other Country: The Rural Poems of Alfred Purdy, with narration by the author; poems read by actors Aileen Seaton and John Bethune.  Produced by Joseph Toft.  Total Duration: 49:39.

MSS 4 Box 14

VII: Tape Recordings of Al Purdy 28:

28. A Gathering of Days. Purdy's first play on C.B.C, read by actors. 1955.  Total Duration: 57:47.

- View a note included in tape box here, likely from CBC producer Joseph Toft.