This month’s Newsletter has a request for information about the poet Ken Smith, who was born in Rudston in 1938. He went on to become a highly regarded poet, as can be seen from his obituary in The Guardian in 2003. It is not known how long he spent in Rudston after he was born, but he attended a Grammar School in Hull and then Knaresborough.
Here is a YouTube video of Ken Smith reciting Eli’s Poem.
- Ken Smith biography - Wikipedia biography of Ken Smith
- Ken Smith poems - All the published poems of Ken Smith