Jenna Butler

Jenna Butler was born in Norwich, England in 1980, but has spent most of her life on the prairies of Western Canada. The varied landscapes of the prairies and mountains -- their intense harshness and incredible richness -- feature prominently in her poetry and fiction. Her work has garnered a number of awards, including the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award and the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize, and has been featured by the CBC for National Poetry Month. Abroad, Butler's poetry has been shortlisted for both the Bridport Prize and the International Salt Prize for Best Individual Poem (UK). Her poetry has appeared in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world, and she is the author of ten short collections of poetry. Her trade titles are Aphelion (NeWest Press, 2010), Wells (University of Alberta Press, 2012), and Seldom Seen Road (NeWest Press, 2013).