Atsuro Riley

2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry

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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, and Romey’s Order (University of Chicago Press, 2010), winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. His honors include a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, and the Wood Prize given by Poetry magazine. 

His poems have been anthologized in The Open Door: 100 Poems--100 Years of Poetry MagazineThe Mind Has Cliffs of FallThe Oxford Anthology of Contemporary American PoetryPoems of the American SouthThe McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking PoetsPoems from Far and WideVinegar and Char, and Gracious

Brought up in the South Carolina lowcountry, Riley lives in San Francisco.





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