Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Carolyn Smart

Carolyn Smart


BA (Hons.) Toronto 

  • Prose poetry, Narrative Poetry and Confessional Poetry
  • Emerging Canadian writing: short fiction and poetry
  • Spoken word and Performance Poetry
  • CV/Bio (PDF 121KB)

"For the past 30 years while teaching and working with writers through the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, I have supported and encouraged poetry, short fiction and memoir by writers of all ages. I believe in honesty and engagement in writing and in response to writing, and my own poetry reflects my deep interest in revealing untold and difficult stories. I still believe that poetry can do anything. As Anne Carson states in her collection red doc> 

what is the difference between
poetry and prose you know the old analogies prose
is a house poetry a man in flames running
quite fast through it"


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  • office: Watson Hall, Room 529
  • office hours: Wed. 2:30-3:30 pm

2020-21 Courses


Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Hooked – Seven Poems” (2015)
1st Prize, CBC Literary Contest, Non-Fiction category (1993)

Recent Publications

Careen (Brick Books, 2015)

“Monkey Puzzle Tree” HOOD, ed. Lynn Crosbie, May 2015

“Pea Soup” HOOD, ed. Lynn Crosbie, May 2015

“Inside the Telephone Cupboard” Taddle Creek, The Childhood Issue, Winter 2015

“Why I Love the Car” Arc Poetry Magazine, 2014

Hooked (Brick Books, 2009).