Andrew Steinmetz | Histories | Gazelle Books

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Author: Andrew Steinmetz | ISBN: 1550651412 : 9781550651416 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 90 | Weight: .158 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 2000 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

Histories is an eclectic and unusual poetry debut

from the author of the creative non-fiction work Wardlife: The Apprenticeship of a Young Writer as a Hospital Clerk published to acclaim in 1999. From the medical history to family history, Histories reveals a poet of multiple personas and postures.


chooses the clinical medical history to render sympathetic minimalist portraits of the sick and dying. These dramas, spoken between clinicians, are no less than the public screening of private lives. Histories plays like an ensemble of voices-wry, philosophical, and romantic.

As a singer-songwriter, Andrew Steinmetz performed and recorded with Weather Permitting and The Good Cookies-two independent rock bands. His poetry has been published in American and Canadian magazines. He now divides his time between the Westmount Public Library, where he is a reference librarian, and the Montreal Neurological Hospital where he manages a patient information resource centre. He lives in Montreal.