Lisa Richter is an award-winning poet, writer, and teacher. She is the author of two full-length collections 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 (US), the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, the Alberta Book Publishing Association’s Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, and longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her poetry has been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a National Magazine Award and the Best of the Net. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, and elsewhere.

She lives, writes, and teaches in Toronto, Canada, on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.