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Artie Gold


Artie Gold was a Montreal-based poet who rose to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the circle of Montreal-based writers known as The Vehicule Poets. Characterized as one of the wildest and most daring of the Vehicule poets, Gold was influenced by the work of Jack Spicer and Frank O’Hara, his cats (to whom he was allergic) and his myriad eclectic autodidact interests. Though plagued by illness throughout his life, he worked prolifically and was always less interested in fame or academic placement than he was in creating poetry “at the front of the arts”. In a tribute to Gold, the Montreal Gazette considered him “one of Canada’s finest poets”.

Books by Artie Gold

Beautiful Chemical Waltz, The



January 15, 1947

Brockville, Ontario

February 14, 2007