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.
Hsu has given a TED talk called "How to Live a Creative Life," and has been featured in Bravo's documentary series Heart of a Poet. 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 founded the award-winning Prison Writing Workshop.
The Globe and Mail named him of "Vancouver's most promising entrepreneurs" for ROOM+BOARD, an online home for writers.