Ray Hsu

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Ray Hsu
Occupation Poet
Nationality Canadian
Notable works Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, Anthropy

Ray Hsu is a Canadian poet.


Hsu grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He received an Honours B.A. and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in English Literary Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. While completing his Ph.D., he taught for over two years at Oakhill Correctional Institution, where he founded the Prison Writing Workshop. He is currently based in Vancouver, where he taught as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.[1]

He has published over a hundred and twenty-five poems in over forty magazines internationally. His work has appeared in such anthologies as Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets[2] and The Echoing Years: An Anthology of Poetry from Canada & Ireland. In 2007, Hsu and his work were the subject of an episode of the television documentary series Heart of a Poet[3] produced by Canadian filmmaker Maureen Judge.


  • Anthropy (2004)[4]
  • Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (2010)[5]



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