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July 2nd, 2009

Here’s To Steven Wells, Now And Forever.

Thanks go out to everyone who attended yesterday’s memorial for Steven Wells in Center City, and to those who’ve had Steven, his wife Katharine, and his family in their thoughts or raised a glass or two to him over the past week. Last evening’s exceptionally well-attended gathering was touching, funny, moving, full of toasts and wonderful speeches and memories, more than a few “fucks” and “cunts” and references to Steven’s testicles (he certainly would have appreciated that), and above all, it was a testament to the immeasurable ways the one-of-a-kind man and his work affected not only the many family, friends, colleagues, and admirers who were in attendance, but countless people around the world all throughout his life. And in the years to come, new people every day will discover, appreciate, laugh ’til they cry over, talk about, and pass along his writing, his observations, his insight, his wit. Swells will live forever.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Here’s To Steven Wells, Now And Forever.”

  2. By attila the stockbroker on Jul 2, 2009

    Too right he will! Oh, I so wish I could have been there…Glad his testes got a mention – too right he’d have loved that (was that my poem by any chance?) Swells, my old contrary, stroppy, bolshie, indomitable to the end comradein rant, I’m doing a gig with Mark Thomas in the now squatted second home of one of the worst expenses scandal London MPs tomorrow night and it’s gonna be full of your poems! Ok, I know you took journalism to a totally new place, but you did it to poetry too…To all who were there, love and thoughts from those of us who couldn’t be, Attila

  3. By James McMahon on Sep 1, 2009

    I wish I could have been there – I was at his London wake. I’ve posted some video on my blog for anyone who loved the man.


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