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Douglas Burnet Smith Biography | Poet

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Douglas Burnet Smith (born in 1949, in Winnipeg, Canada ) is a Canadian poet. He is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry. His Voices from a Farther Room was nominated for the Governor General's Award, the most prestigious literary award in Canada. In addition to winning numerous poetry awards, in 1989 Mr. Smith won The Malahat Review ’s Long Poem Prize. He has also represented Canada at international writers’ festivals and has served as the President of the League of Canadian Poets and as Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada. His poetry has also been published in numerous literary periodicals and anthologies. He was twice a member of the Poetry Jury for the Canada Council for the Arts' Governor General's Literary Awards, in 1988 and again in 2011 [1] .