Ray Hsu arrived in Vancouver in 2008 to teach as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Creative Writing Program at UBC. He has published over a hundred poems in over thirty-five literary journals internationally. His book, Anthropy, won the 2005 League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award for best first book and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. While completing his doctorate in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he taught for over two years in a nearby prison, where he founded the award-winning Prison Writing Workshop.

Ray Hsu's Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (Nightwood Editions, $17.95) was named second prize winner in the poetry category of the 2010 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada based on Carleton Wilson's design.


Anthropy (Roberts Creek, BC: Nightwood Editions, 2004).

Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (Roberts Creek, BC: Nightwood Editions, 2010).

=Photo= by Clare Yow

[BCBW 2010]