Jennifer Bowering Delisle was born in Edmonton, AB, and has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in a variety of literary magazines. She completed a PhD in English in 2008 from the University of British Columbia and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Alberta and McMaster University. She is the author of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013). The Bosun Chair is her latest book. She currently resides in Edmonton, AB.