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