Steven Ross Smith on being appointed Banff Poet Laureate

Steven Ross Smith on being appointed Banff Poet Laureate (2018): 

It’s an honour to be named Banff Poet Laureate. Banff has a long history of attracting and inspiring artists, musical, visual and verbal. Poet Jon Whyte lived and wrote here for many years; Earle Birney and Al Purdy passed through; Chic Scott is intrinsic here; poet Charles Noble has been coming here for decades; songwriter Amelie Patterson grew up in Banff.  I look forward to representing the poets and writers of Banff and the Bow Valley and I hope to initiate awareness of writerly activity among residents and visitors.

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