47 Glencairn Ave
Toronto 12 Ontario
Feb. 26, 1958

Dear old Art:

Your article in Tamarack gave me the 'lift' of the week. It was actually therapeutic for I have been in doors and a good deal of the time in bed for three months with severe neuritis in the foot which has meant a wheel chair. (Could you believe it?). I suppose the bloody thing will disappear in Nature's own laggard time, giving me a chance to put some legibility into my penmanship (see?).

I have been dipping into your Seven Centuries of Verse. What a mine of poetry. I should have acknowledged this before but my shaky hand wouldn't obey my will.

My love to you and Jeannie, and Vi is calling out 'Send them mine too Ned.'


'A Garland for E.J. Pratt: The Poet,' Tamarack Review 6 (Winter 1958), pp. 65-71.

Seven Centuries of Verse
A substantial anthology of poetry, British and American, edited by Smith and published by Scribners (1947, 1957, 1967).