Award-winning author Richard Lemm was born in Seattle, Washington, and immigrated to Canada in 1967. He has an MA in English from Queen's University and a PhD from Dalhousie University. He has been a faculty member at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and has been writer in residence and poetry instructor for various community colleges, regional libraries, public school districts, and summer writing programs across the country.
He lives in Charlottetown where he is professor of Canadian and English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Prince Edward Island.
He is the author of several volumes of poetry, as well the biography, Milton Acorn: In Love and Anger.