Richard Stevenson was born in Victoria, B.C., in 1952 and has lived in Western Canada and Nigeria. A college English professor by profession, he has taught English, Canadian and African Literature, Creative writing and other courses in high school and colleges. A former Editor-in-Chief of Prism International, his own reviews and poems have appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies, and journals in Canada, US, and overseas.
Richard is the recipient of the Norma Epstein Award (1983), the Vancouver Literary Storefront Chapbook Award (1983), the Stephen G. Stephansson Award (1994), and the Pyrowords? Literary Rose Award (1997). He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, and also performs with the jazz and poetry group, Naked Ear, and the rock music/YA verse troupe, Sasquatch.