Richard Greene

Photo by Linda Kooluris Dobbs

Richard Greene is the author of four books of poetry. His collection Boxing the Compass won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2010. His most recent collection is Dante’s House (2013). Greene is also the author of an internationally acclaimed biography of Edith Sitwell and is now writing an authorized biography of Graham Greene. He is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and director of the MA in the Field of Creative Writing.

You Must Remember This

(In Memory of Kildare Dobbs, 1923-2013)


I took your word for the durians: so sweet
inside though they stank. I will never eat
one now, I suppose, without you to prod me.
In the cold days when you were...