Jenna Butler

Jenna Butler is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldmon Seen Road (NeWest Press, 2013), Wells (University of Alberta Press, 2012), and Aphelion (NeWest Press, 2010), and an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of Grizzly Trail (Wolsak and Wynn, 2015). Her forthcoming books include Magnetic North, a travelogue linking the Norwegian Arctic and northern Canadian boreal, and Revery: A Year of Bees, essays about women, beekeeping, and international community building.

Butler's research into endangered environments has taken her from America's Deep South to Ireland's Ring of Kerry, and from volcanic Tenerife to the Arctic Circle onboard an ice-class masted sailing vessel, exploring the ways in which we impact the landscapes we call home. A professor of creative writing and ecocriticism at Red Deer College, Butler lives with three resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in Alberta's North Country.