Joelle Barron is a poet, writer, and labour doula, living on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 3. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2014, and they have been practicing as a labour doula since 2015. Their writing has been published in The Malahat Review, ARC Poetry Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Plentitude Magazine, The Puritan, and others. Their poem, "A Girl Like This Might Have Loved Glenn Gould" won The Malahat Review's Open Season Award in 2014, and their short story, "Dawson City, YT" was long listed for the CBC's Short Story Prize in 2015. Their first collection of poetry, Ritual Lights, is forthcoming in Spring 2018 (Icehouse Press).