Richard Kelly Kemick
Richard Kelly Kemick is an award-winning poet, journalist, and fiction writer. His limited series podcast Natural Life is an intimate and unexpectedly honest documentary on his cousin, who is serving a life sentence without parole in Michigan. Kemick is also the author of I Am Herod, which takes readers backstage and undercover at one of the world’s largest religious events, and Caribou Run, a collection of poetry. His writing has been anthologized in Canada and the United Kingdom and he’s won multiple awards, including two National Magazine Awards and the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s 2019 Howard O’Hagen Award for Best Short Story. Since 2018, he has been the host of Wordfest’s widely popular Dick Lit’s Trivia, the most fun you can have in a library. He lives with his family in Rossland, British Columbia.