Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading | Alexandra Oliver

21st Annual Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Alexandra Oliver

Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, B.C. Her collection Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (Biblioasis, 2013) was the recipient of the 2014 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and her subsequent collection, 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). She also co-edited the Toronto-based formalist journal The Rotary Dial with Pino Coluccio. She is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Oliver’s most recent chapbook, On the Oven Sits a Maiden, is available through Frog Hollow Press.



For more on Alexandra’s work, see her interview with CBC Radio.