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Season 2, Episode 6: Richard Harrison – Writing Your Own Poems is Stepping out of Your Way

Professor Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison teaches Creative Writing, Essay Writing, and Comics and Graphic Novels in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including, with Lee Easton, Secret Identity Reader: Essays on Sex, Death, and the Superhero, and 6 books of poetry, among them the Governor-General’s Award nominated, Big Breath of a Wish, poems about how we learn to talk, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey and the first book of poetry launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame. His most recent book, set here in his life in Alberta, is entitled On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood. Richard is most recently a recipient of Mount Royal University’s Distinguished Faculty Award (2015) and Effective Team Award (2016).