Joelle Barron is an award-winning poet and writer living on the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 3 (Kenora, Ontario). Joelle received their Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2014. Their work has been published in literary journals across Canada, and their first full-length collection, Ritual Lights, was published in 2018 (Icehouse Press). Joelle works as a co-ordinator for the LGBT2S+ youth group, SPACE Kenora, and as an organizer for Kenora Pride. They live with their wife and daughter.