Al Pittman

The definitive Pittman collection.

From the publication of his first collection, The Elusive Resurrection, in 1966, to his death in 2001 at the age of sixty-one, Al Pittman stood as one of the most respected and admired poets in Newfoundland. This definitive edition spans nearly four decades of poetic production including reprints each of Pittman’s remarkable collections. The Collected Poems of Al Pittman at last offers readers the chance to appreciate this influential poet’s work in its entirety.

Pittman falls into the category of “people’s poet” with similarities to Al Purdy in Ontario. Narrative, lyric poetry. Easily accessible.

Al Pittman

Al Pittman’s writing has been featured in many publications and has been the subject of radio, television and film documentaries.

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THE BORDER – THE BERRY PICKERS – THE CAPLIN SCULL – EBB TIDE – THE CEREMONY – A TIME TO COME – DREAMS – FATE YOU BASTARD—HOW COULD YOU – … 45 $4.50

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ST. LEONARD’S REVISITED – SHIPWRECK AT FRENCHMAN’S COVE – TO A RETARDED CHILD DANCING ALL ALONE IN AN ASPHALT SCHOOL YARD – THE STRIPPER – SUBURBAN SPRING … 51 $5.10

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STREET CLEANING – COOKS BROOK – 9:10 MONDAY MORNING – ENCOUNTER – DOG POEM – ST. JOSEPH’S FEASTDAY, FOGO ISLAND – FOGO ISLAND AFTERNOON – … 64 $6.40

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185FUNERAL – HOMECOMING – LINES FOR MY GRANDFATHER LONG GONE – ANGELMAKER – GUILTY AS CHARGED – OLD SOLDIERS – APRIL AFTERNOON – MIDNIGHT, MONDAY – … 50 $5.00

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THE DANDELION KILLERS – THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT – ATLANTIS – GOODNIGHT KISS – GRACE BEFORE MEALS – BOXING THE COMPASS – WHAT MY FATHER SAID ABOUT SOUND – … 68 $6.80

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ANOTHER NIGHT IN CRAWLEY’S COVE – THE CITRUS SEA – THE PINK, WHITE AND GREEN – LUPINES – TUESDAY’S CHILD – THE JOY OF COOKING – HARD TIMES – … 55 $5.50