Steven Ross Smith is a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, a sound and performance poet, and an editor. He also writes reviews, interviews, and magazine features on the visual and literary arts. He has been publishing since the 1970s and was a member of the legendary sound poetry group Owen Sound. He has published thirteen books, most recently the poetry collection Emanations: Fluttertongue 6, from BookThug. He has written two librettos, and scripts for documentary television. Smith’s book fluttertongue 3: disarray won the 2005 Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. The chapbook Pliny’s Knickers, a collaboration, won the 2006 bpNichol Chapbook Award. He published fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround with NeWest Press in Spring 2007. Smith is the Fall 2016 Writer in Residence in the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at University of Manitoba. He otherwise lives and writes in Banff, Alberta and on Galiano Island, British Columbia.