Douglas Smith


Douglas Smith

Campus Location
Gilmora Rm 214
(902) 867-2223

Ph.D. (University of Manitoba)

M.A. (CarletonUniversity)

B.A. Honours (University of Manitoba)

Selected Writing Awards:

Hawthornden International Writer's Retreat Fellow, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014

Nominated for the Atlantic Poetry Prize, 2011

Nominated for the Atlantic Poetry Prize, 2000

Nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, 1993


Douglas Burnet Smith is the author of fifteen books of poetry. His most recent book is entitled Learning to Count (Frontenac House). He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, and has won numerous prizes for his writing, including The Long Poem Prize from The Malahat Review. Professor Smith has served as President of the League of Canadian Poets and as Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada. His work has been translated into several languages.


Books (Poetry):

Spring 2015  White Corvettes. The Alfred Gustav Press, Vancouver

2012 Nine Kinds of Light. The Alfred Gustav Press, Vancouver

2010 Learning to Count. Frontenac House, Calgary

2008 Sister Prometheus: Discovering Marie Curie. Wolsak & Wynn, Toronto

2004 Les Sacrifiés. Les Écrits des Forges, Trois Rivières

2002 Helsinki Drift. Beach Holme Books, Vancouver

2001 Chainletter. Trout Lily Press, Stratford

2000 The Killed. Wolsak & Wynn, Toronto