Lisa Richter is an award-winning poet, writer, editor, and English as a second language teacher. She is the author of two books of poetry, Closer to Where We Began (Tightrope Books, 2017) and Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac House, October 2020), winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, the Alberta Book Publishing Association’s Robert Kroestsch Award for Poetry, and longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her poems have been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, and won first place in the CV2 Two-Day Poem Contest. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals including The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Literary Review of Canada, Crab Creek Review, The Puritan, Minola Review, CV2 Magazine, Grain, EXILE Quarterly, Canthius, and Locations of Grief: An Emotional Geography (Wolsak and Wynn, 2020). She lives in Toronto, Canada.