Faculty

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Richard Harrison

Education:
B.Sc. Biology, B.A. Philosophy (Trent)
M.A. English (Concordia)

Office: EA 3174
Phone: 403.440.6469
Email: rharrison@mtroyal.ca

Richard Harrison is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His most recent book, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood, has been awarded the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry.  The book was shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and won the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Prize.  His six books of poetry include Big Breath of a Wish, poems about his daughter’s acquisition of language, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey, launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has published on literary criticism, cosplay, spoken word poetry, and mathematics. As well as hockey and literature (about which he co-edited the collection Now is the Winter), Richard also contributes to the scholarship on the superhero: with MRU colleague Lee Easton, he co-authored the book of essays, Secret Identity Reader (2010). Richard teaches composition, creative writing (poetry), and comics and graphic novels.

Creative Writing student Sarah Howden interviews Richard here.