Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, BC. Her last book Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (Biblioasis 2013) was the recipient of the 2014 Pat Lowther Award. Her newest collection is Let the Empire Down, out with Biblioasis in 2016. Oliver is the co-editor (with Annie Finch) of Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Random House/Everyman 2014) as well as a co-editor of Canadian formalist journal The Rotary Dial, and a contributing editor for both Partisan and ARC Poetry. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.