About the Author

Jenna Butler


Author

Jenna Butler is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells and Aphelion; an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge the of Grizzly Trail ; and a poetic travelogue, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard.

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 environmental writing at Red Deer College, she lives with seven resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in Alberta's North Country.