Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, BC. She is the author of Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (Biblioasis, 2013; winner of the 2014 Pat Lowther Memorial Award), Let the Empire Down (Biblioasis, 2016), On the Oven Sits a Maiden (Frog Hollow Press, 2018) and Hail, the Invisible Watchman (forthcoming, Biblioasis 2022). She is the co-editor (with Annie Finch) of Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet Series, 2015) as well as a past co-editor (with Pino Coluccio) of The Rotary Dial, a journal of metrical poetry for Kobo and Kindle Interfaces. Oliver has performed her work for CBC Radio and NPR, as well as at The National Poetry Slam and a murder of festivals and conferences. A PhD Candidate in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, she lives in Burlington, ON with her husband and son.