Dr. Douglas Smith

Professor
214
Gilmora Hall
(902) 867-2223

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. (University of Manitoba)
  • M.A. (CarletonUniversity)
  • B.A. Honours (University of Manitoba)

Research Activities and Teaching Interests: 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.

Courses taught:

  • ENGL 492 Selected Topics: Confessional Poetry and Its Modes (2012-2013)
  • ENGL 492 Selected Topics: Confessional Poetry and Its Modes (2009-2010)
  • ENGL 422 Advanced Creative Writing
  • ENGL 322 Intermediate Creative Writing
  • ENGL 330 Studies in Women Writers: Genres, Cultures, and Contexts
  • ENGL 320 Modern Poetry
  • ENGL 298 Selected Topics: Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 241 Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 231 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 100 Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing

 

Honors

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

Recent Publications

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