Ray Hsu is author of two award-winning books of poetry: Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon(winner of an Alcuin Award). He has published over 150 poems in over 50 publications in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Singapore and London. He has judged for the National Magazine Awards and the CBC Literary Award. He has taught creative writing at the SFU's The Writers Studio, the Banff Centre, UBC's creative writing program, as well as in a United States prison, where he taught for two years and founded the award-winning Prison Writing Workshop. He is also the Artistic Director of Visible Verse video poetry festival.