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Kara Ghobhainn Smith

Photo: Chatham Kent Cultural Centre 2015

Kara Smith, poet Ghobhainn, is an educator and poet living in the Western Hebrides. She is best known for the travel poetry series The Travelling Professor; The Artists of Crow County (Black Moss Press, 2017); memoir Next to the Ice (Mosaic Press, 2016); the text Teaching, Learning, Assessing (Mosaic Press, 2007); for creating international multi-disciplinary curriculum with the University of Windsor and La Roche D’Hys; and as the books’ review editor for The Canadian Journal of Education. Cogeco’s television series, “Let’s Talk” with host Cas McGeown featured Smith in 2013.

Kara Smith received the ‘Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching’ award in 2013, and was the Chatham-Kent Cultural Centre’s (CCC) Writer-in-Residence in 2015-2016.

Working extensively with artists, the public may listen to Smith reading an original poem about Chatham-Kent and its artists at Art Space in Chatham, Ontario or at the Thames Art Gallery exhibition openings. Smith’s CCC poetry may be found online at:

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Next to the Ice: Exploring the Culture and Community of Hockey in Canada. Mosaic Press, 2016
Teaching, Learning, Assessing. Mosaic Press, 2007 Online Poetry, 2016
The Artists of Crow County. Black Moss Press, 2017


Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching for University of Windsor, 2013
Shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize for "Splitting Worlds", 2016
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