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Atsuro Riley

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Atsuro Riley is the author of Heard-Hoard (University of Chicago Press, 2021), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, a finalist for PEN America’s Voelcker Poetry Award, a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, and a Bookworm Top 10 Book of the Year. His 2010 book Romey’s Order received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress.

Riley's other honors include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the Wood Prize from Poetry magazine, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brought up in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Riley lives in San Francisco. He is the editor of Revel, a literary journal.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry