Nov. 13, 1941

Dear Art:

Your letter of the 8th just came. I had written you enclosing a copy of Dunkirk to your Montreal address. I presume it will be forwarded on to you.

I have just returned from Montreal having given a recital to the Maritime Association. Leo Cox looked after my beer etc. He is a great admirer of yours; thinks you are the most brilliant poet-critic we have in our Canadian back-yard.

When I wrote you I told you how delighted I was with your prize in Poetry. I announced it to my Montreal friends. Did you see what Brown wrote in 'Think'? He gives you deserved praise.

Brockington too read the whole of Dunkirk on Armistice Day at 7:30 over the national hook-up. He read magnificently. Vi sends her best to you.

Ned Pratt

Maritime Association
See the letter to Margaret Furness MacLeod, 26 June 1941.

prize in Poetry
The Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize for poems Smith had contributed to the special 'Canadian' issue of Poetry (Chicago), 58 (April 1941).

See the letter to E.K. Brown, 4 November 1941.