Steve Smith

This section is for any other poetry-related topics
Posts: 3464
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:27 am

Re: Steve Smith

Post by Cate » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:27 am

It is very cool that this 10 year old thread has come back again, I hope to one day read one of Steve's poems.
Charles Axelrod
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:51 pm

Re: Steve Smith

Post by Charles Axelrod » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:36 pm

I have a copy of Steve Smith's God's Kaleidoscope that my mother gave me more than 40 years ago. It was a copy he signed and in which he wrote a dedication to my mother. She was his private duty nurse at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital in the course of his cancer - his amputation (hence the line: "One foot in the grave, and I am my own remains"), and later when the cancer returned. He died in his twenties I believe. I have read the book many times over the years. A few of the poems are very dear to me.

Chuck Axelrod
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 am

Re: Steve Smith

Post by YItzMitz » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:39 am

This is photo of Steve Smith in the 1960 Annual of West Hill High School in Montreal's NDG area.
Steve Smith at WHHS (1960).jpg
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:59 pm

Re: Steve Smith

Post by CalvinKalman » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:09 am

Like Fred Rozenzweig I also knew Steve Smith. We were both at West Hill High School and then again at McGill. It is a tragedy that he died of cancer at such a young age. I read all of his poems and around 1963, he introduced me to works by James Baldwin that had a profound influence on me.
Calvin S. Kalman, Westmount
User avatar
Posts: 1490
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:31 am
Location: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Re: Steve Smith

Post by Maarten » Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:14 pm

Thanks for posting in this thread, I've very much enjoyed reading all the posts from the start. I somehow missed this conversation earlier. Very interesting read.

All the best

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
Post Reply

Return to “Other Writers and Writing”