Books:

Dante’s House (Montreal: Signal Editions, 2013).

Edith Sitwell: Avant-Garde Poet, English Genius (London: Virago, 2011).

Boxing the Compass (Montreal: Signal Editions, 2009).

Ed. Graham Greene: A Life in Letters. London: Little, Brown (London: Little, Brown, 2007; Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2007; New York: W. W. Norton, 2008).

Crossing the Straits (Toronto: St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2004).

Ed. (with Ann Messenger). The Works of Mary Leapor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Ed., Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell (London: Virago, 1997; rev. ed, 1998).

Republic of Solitude: Poems 1984-1994 (St. John's: Breakwater, 1994).

Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Women's Poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).

About Richard Greene

Richard Greene is a poet, biographer, editor, and university professor. He was born in 1961 in St. John's, Newfoundland, and educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he earned an Honours B. A. in English. He went on to study as a Rothermere Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford, taking a doctorate in eighteenth-century literature in 1991.

Having taught for a number of years at Memorial University, he took an appointment at the University of Toronto in 1995, where is he is now a professor in the Department of English and Director of the MA in the Field of Creative Writing. He is also a Senior Fellow of Massey College.
He is best known in Canada as the author of four books of poetry. Boxing the Compass (2009) won the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in 2010. That book contains the long poem, 'Over the Border', recounting his journeys by Greyhound and Amtrak through the United States in the aftermath of 9-11. His most recent collection, Dante’s House (2013) contains as its title-piece another extended work, this time in terza rima, combining a reflection on the history and present state of Italy with an examination of his own memories of a mother’s breakdown.
He is also the author of five biographical or editorial works, among them the celebrated Graham Greene: A Life in Letters (2007), a biography constructed out of the novelist's own words. It was followed by Edith Sitwell: Avant-Garde Poet, English Genius (2011), a shrewd, amusing, and controversial biography of Britain's outstanding woman poet of the first half of the twentieth century.
He is currently writing a new authorized biography entitled Involvements: The Life and Times of Graham Greene. That work, commissioned by Little, Brown UK, Knopf Canada, and W. W. Norton, should be published in time for the 25th anniversary of the death of Graham Greene in 2016.
He is married to Marianne Marusic, a piano teacher and the director of the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Toronto. He has two children, Sarah Greene and Samuel Greene, and two stepchildren, Alice McClintock and Laura McClintock. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.