Ray Hsu is a poet, activist and scholar. His first book Anthropy won the 2005 League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. He has published over a hundred poems in more than thirty-five journals across Canada, the US and the UK, including Fence, The Fiddlehead and New American Writing. He teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia. His second collection, Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, was published by Nightwood in 2010.