Richard Harrison is a multiple award-winning poet, including the Governor General's Award for Poetry in English in 2017 for On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood. Translated into Italian as Sul non perdere le ceneri di mio padre nell'alluvioneas this book was published in Italy by 'roundmidnight edizioni in 2018. Recently, an hour-long reading of Richard's work was added to the online collection of the Poetry Archive Society of London. In the fall of 2019, Wolsak & Wynn will be releasing 25: Hockey Poems Selected and New to mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hero of the Play. Richard is the author of seven books of poetry, co-author of one collection of essays, and co-editor of another. For the past 20 years, he has taught English and Creative Writing at Calgary's Mount Royal University.