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Jocko Benoit's Bio

Jocko (Jacques) Benoit has published poems in magazines in Canada, the U.S., England and Australia. He is the author of An Anarchist Dream (Edmonton: Raccoon's Den Publishers, 1997). His second book of poetry, Standoff Terrain (Frontenac House) came out in 2010. His fiction has appeared in On Spec and the anthology Tesseracts7. Two of his screenplays have been finalists in Canadian and U.S. competitions.

He has worked for Athabasca University, designing and writing three of their Communications courses, and is currently putting together a course about videogames. He has also hosted and co-hosted several television series (including the regular series, Movies Worth Watching) about film and television for Access TV and Canadian Learning Television, both locally in Alberta and Canada-wide.

Originally from Montreal, he was raised in Cape Breton, mainly Sydney, and then further educated in Ontario and Alberta. After living nineteen years in Edmonton and whooping it up with the Stroll of Poets, he currently divides his time between Calgary and Washington, D.C..

Relaxing after our Road Warrior shoot, June 1997.