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, a finalist for PEN America’s Voelcker Poetry Award, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2021, and a Bookworm Top 10 Book of the Year.
 
His 2010 book Romey’s Order was the winner of the Whiting Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress.
 
Riley’s work has been honored with the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, and the Wood Prize given by POETRY magazine. His poems have been anthologized in The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall, The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of POETRY Magazine, The Oxford Anthology of Contemporary American PoetryPoems of the American SouthThe McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking PoetsPoems from Far and WideVinegar and Char, Gracious, and Home: 100 Poems.
 
Brought up in the South Carolina lowcountry, Atsuro Riley lives in San Francisco.