Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, BC. Her 2013 collection Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway was the recipient of the 2014 Pat Lowther Memorial Award; Let the Empire Down (Biblioasis 2016), was shortlisted for the same in 2017. Her libretto for From the Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King, conceived in conjunction with composer Scott Wilson at the University of Birmingham, was performed by Continuum Music in Toronto in December, 2017. Oliver is a past co-editor of Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Everyman’s Library/Random House, 2015) as well (with Pino Coluccio) of the formalist journal The Rotary Dial. She is currently completing a PhD in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, where she teaches poetry and prosody.