What’s New

Poetry Writing Retreat in Italy – Summer 2017

I’ll be leading the retreat in Umbria from June 23 – July 3. The theme is To Discover a Wider Eye and I can’t think of a better place than Italy to have one’s eyes opened wider. Click here for details about the retreat.


hyaena-season-coverMy new collection of poems, Hyaena Season, has launched! The poems in Hyaena Season touch on the intimacies of a wide range of human experience from the killing grounds of Rwanda and DR Congo, to settings more familiar here in Canada.

I’m doing more launches and readings over the next few months – hope you can join me for one of those and for updates on the readings please follow the “launches and readings” link as well. Thanks to all those who have come out to hear me read!

You’ll find a complete list of my works here.


Here’s a short piece on what this site is all about.


If you’re wondering where my page of readings has gone, it’s just moved – from the home page to its own place inside the site. You can always reach it from the main menu under “Richard Reading”.