Carolyn Smart

BA (Hons.) Toronto

Contact Information

Office: Watson 529
Office Hours: Mon. 2:30–3:30 pm
Extension: 74434
Web Pages: Hooked in HouseUniversity of Toronto Library’s Canadian Poets ListWriters’ Union of Canada

Research Interests

Contemporary Canadian literature, particularly poetry and memoir.

Recent Publications

  • Hooked (Brick Books, 2009).
  • At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001).
  • The Way to Come Home (Brick Books, 2003).
  • Editor of Lake Effect (Artful Codger Press, 2003), Lake Effect II (Artful Codger Press, 2005), Lake Effect III (Artful Codger Press, 2007), Lake Effect IV (Artful Codger Press, 2009), Lake Effect V (Artful Codger Press, 2011), and Lake Effect VI (Upstart Press, 2013).


Carolyn Smart published Hooked: Seven Poems (Brick Books, April 2009, second printing in June). She gave public readings from the book in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Perth, Montréal, Halifax and Antigonish, as well as at Michigan State University, SUNY Buffalo, and in venues in Chicago and New York City. She is currently at work on a new poetry manuscript entitled "Careen" and will be reading from that at the Elora Poetry Festival in May 2012.

Other publications: Swimmers in Oblivion (York Publishing, 1983), Power Sources (Fiddlehead, 1984), Stoning the Moon (Oberon, 1989),The Way To Come Home (Brick Books, 1993), At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001). Poems and essays published in over 150 magazines in Canada, the US, Britain, India and Australia. Public readings given across the country and in the US, as well as radio and television appearances. Featured on WTN and in the poetry video “That’s Why I’m Talking.”