Ken Smith

Ken Smith was born on December 4, 1938 in Rudston, Yorkshire. After studying at the University of Leeds he joined Stand as co-editor with Jon Silkin from 1965-72. His first book, The Pity, appeared in 1966 and the most recent is his Collected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2018). He died in London on 27 June 2003. More information can be found in You Again: Last Poems & Other Words (Bloodaxe, 2004).



Ken Smith's work featured in Stand Magazine comprises one contribution of poetry and two articles, over a period of 19 years. Also available is one review of Ken Smith's work.
Further Reading
Article in Stand 168, 2(2) (2000) Envy
Article in Stand 171, 3(2) - 3(3) (Double Issue) (2001) Ancient Lights
Reviewed by John Goodby in Stand 178, 6(1) (2005) Review of Ken Smith, Shed: Poems 1980-2001 and You Again: Last Poems and Other Words
Poetry Collection in Stand 220, 16(4) (2018) Four Poems
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