Carolyn Smart

Contact Information

Department of English
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Office: Watson 529

Tel.: 613-533-6000 ext. 74434

Research Interests

Contemporary Canadian literature, particularly poetry and memoir.

Recent Publications

  • Hooked: Seven Poems (2009).
  • Editor of four volumes of Lake Effect (Artful Codger Press, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009); Lake Effect V is forthcoming in 2011.


Poetry: Swimmers in Oblivion (York Publishing, 1983), Power Sources (Fiddlehead, 1984), Stoning the Moon (Oberon, 1989), The Way To Come Home (Brick Books, 1993), Hooked: Seven Poems (Brick Books, 2009).

Prose: At the End of the Day (Penumbra Press, 2001).

Poems and essays have been published in over 150 magazines in Canada, the US, Britain, India and Australia. Public readings given throughout Canada, as well as in the US and South Africa. Winner of the CBC LIterary Contest (Creative Non-Fiction) 1993, short-listed for the National Magazine Award (1991) and the Re-Lit Award (2010).