Atsuro Riley is the author of the poetry collections Heard-Hoard (University of Chicago Press, 2021) and Romey’s Order (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

In 2023 Riley was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and winner of the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Heard-Hoard was the winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America and a finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Poetry Award; it was named to “Best Book of The Year” lists by The Boston Globe and Bookworm.

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. 

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