Douglas Burnet Smith is the author of over a dozen books of poetry. His work has won the Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize, and has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize. He has been Writer in Residence at a number of universities in Canada and the U. S., and has served as President of the League of Canadian Poets, as well as Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada. He teaches at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and at the American University of Paris. He divides his time between Canada, France, and Argentina.