Poet, performer, essayist, editor, critic, and translator, Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, BC. Her 2013 collection, Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway, received the Pat Lowther Award and was named a Canadian Poetry Book of the Year by The National Post. She co-edited (with Annie Finch) Random House/Everyman’s one-hundredth anthology in the Pocket Poets series, Measure for Measure, An Anthology of Poetic Meter. Alexandra is currently preparing for the release of her third collection, Let the Empire Down (Biblioasis 2016), co-editing the Toronto formalist journal The Rotary Dial and working on a book of essays.