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First Name Jenna
Last Name Butler
Member Since March 24, 2011
State Alberta
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation Alberta
Website www.jennabutler.com
Twitter @ButlerJenna
Instagram larchgrovejenna
Bio Jenna Butler is the author of the poetry books Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; the essay collection A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge the of Grizzly Trail; and a new poetic travelogue, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. Her 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, exploring human impact on lands under threat. A professor at Red Deer College, Butler lives with seven resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in northern Alberta.
Publications Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard (University of Alberta Press, 2018); A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail (Wolsak and Wynn, 2015); Seldom Seen Road (NeWest Press, 2013); Wells (University of Alberta Press, 2012); Aphelion (NeWest Press, 2010)
Other Memberships The League of Canadian Poets; The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE); The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC); The Writers Guild of Alberta
Awards Shortlisted, Foreword INDIE Awards, Travel Category (for Magnetic North), 2019; Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, 2016; Living Now Book Awards, Gold Medal (for A Profession of Hope), 2016; Shortlisted, The High Plains Book Awards for Non-Fiction (for A Profession of Hope), 2016; Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, 2014; Shortlisted, the Raymond Souster Memorial Award (for Seldom Seen Road), 2014; Shortlisted, the Stephen G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (for Wells), 2013; Nominated, The Alberta Readers’ Choice Award (for Wells), 2013; Shortlisted, The International Salt Prizes for Best Individual Poem (UK), 2012; Shortlisted, Bridport Prize (UK), 2012; Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, 2011; Shortlisted, Book Publishers Association of Alberta Poetry Book of the Year Award, 2011
Genres Academic, Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Freelance, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Editing, Freelance Writing, Manuscript Reading & Consultation