Richard Harrison is a Canadian poet and essayist, and winner of the City of Calgary Book Prize. His fourth book of poetry, Big Breath of a Wish (1998), was nominated for a Governor General's Award.
Harrison was born in Toronto in 1957 and moved to Calgary in the 1990s. He holds degrees from Trent University (in biology and philosophy) and Concordia University (in creative writing). He has had teaching positions at Trent University, the University of Calgary, and now Mount Royal University.