Lisa Richter is an award-winning poet, writer, teacher, and editor. 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, won first place in the CV2 Two-Day Poem Contest, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a National Magazine Award and the Best of the Net.

An alumni of the Banff Centre for the Arts and Sage Hill Writing Experience, Lisa’s work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Access Copyright Foundation. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals including The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment and Culture in Canada, Literary Review of Canada, EXILE Quarterly, The Ex-Puritan, and many others.

A proud member of the Writers Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets, Lisa has worked as a mentor for emerging writers both privately and with Poetry in Voice, Writers Collective of Canada, and Sage Hill Summer Writing Programs.

She lives 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.