Steve Smith

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Cate
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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.
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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.

Sincerely,
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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
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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.
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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
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