Atsuro Riley is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and winner of  the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 

He 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 the Year, and a Bookworm Top 10 Book of the Year. 

His 2010 book Romey’s Order received the Whiting Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress.

Riley’s other honors include Lannan Foundation and NEA Fellowships, 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 CharGracious, and Home: 100 Poems.

Brought up in the South Carolina lowcountry, Atsuro Riley lives in San Francisco.  

He is the editor of Revel, a literary journal.