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Jacques Peter Benoit
e-mail: jockobenoit@gmail.com


  • Extensive experience as TV show host and movie critic
  • Well versed in popular media, especially television and movies and video games
  • Published poet and writer
  • Over twenty years of public speaking experience as lecturer and performer

  • Conducted lectures, class discussions and writing workshop sessions, wrote web content
  • Designed and wrote three distance education courses on pop culture, TV and film and currently designing course on video games
  • Created contextual educational material for Monk, Smallville, The West Wing, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, 7th Heaven and Summerland
  • Wrote and presented critical analyses of selected films for Film Studies
  • Wrote and presented critical analyses of selected films for Movies Worth Watching
  • Gave reviews and analyses of current movies
  • Wrote personal blog on writing and pop culture
Writer and Researcher
  • Wrote and researched documentary proposal
  • Wrote screenplay for government video


Course Designer and Tutor
Athabasca University Athabasca, AB, Canada

Television Show Host and Writer 1997–2010
Access Television Edmonton, AB, Canada

Television Show Host and Writer
Canadian Learning Television Edmonton, AB, Canada

Lecturer in Creative Writing 2002–2004
University of Alberta Department of Extension Edmonton, AB, Canada

Movie/Pop Culture Columnist 2001–2003
CBC Radio (Alberta) Edmonton, AB, Canada

Writer and Researcher 2000–2002
Frame 30 Productions Edmonton, AB, Canada

English Instructor 1988–1996
University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada


Master of Arts in English
University of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada

Bachelor of Arts in English 1982
St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, NS, Canada

  • Finalist in Scr(i)pt Magazine Open Door Competition, 2003
  • Finalist in Television and Film Institute Screenwriting Competition, 1999

  • Story consultant on short film, “The Lifer”
  • One of the photographers for start-up fashion line, Anti-Camouflage
  • Juror for Edmonton Arts Council
  • Wrote personal blog on writing and pop culture
  • Performed at Leonard Cohen Night show, Edmonton
  • Appeared as expert in documentary (Reel Hot) from Pyramid Productions
  • Appeared in piece on Poetry sweatshops for CBC’s Zed TV
  • Board member of Stroll of Poets; vice-president for two years
  • Former board member of Television and Film Institute for Screenwriters
  • Juror for 1999 Alberta Motion Pictures Industry Awards
  • Juror for 1998 Local Heroes Film Festival, Edmonton
  • Gave poetry readings at local (Edmonton) cafes, for Stroll of Poets and local media
  • Former member of League of Canadian Poets
  • Organized three poetry reading series in the Edmonton area
  • Helped found and edit Madame Bull’s Tavern (literary quarterly)
  • Editorial staff member of Secrets From the Orange Couch (literary quarterly)
  • Co-hosted weekly two-hour radio show for CFXU, St. Francis Xavier campus radio
  • Acted, directed, wrote for Theatre Antigonish Festival of One-Act Plays

PUBLICATIONS (as Jacques Benoit, Jocko Benoit, or Jocko)

  • Film and Genre. Edmonton: Athabasca University, 1999
  • The Television Age. Edmonton: Athabasca University, 1999
  • Popular Culture and the Media. Edmonton: Atahabasca University, 1998

  • Poetry collection, Standoff Terrain. (Calgary, Alberta: Frontenac House, 2010)
  • Poetry collection, An Anarchist Dream (Edmonton: Raccoon's Den Publishers, 1997)
  • Poems appeared in Adbusters, The Amethyst Review, Anthos, The Antigonish Review, Bad Guys Finish First, The Blotter, Branch, Capers Aweigh, Carousel, Defenestration, Dis-Ease, Don’t Quit Yr Day-Job, Drift, e-poem, Event, Gargoyle, The Gaspereau Review, Generation, Going Down Swinging, Grain, Gutter Eloquence, The Harpweaver, Jones Av, Lazer, Lichen, Line By Line (anthology), The Malahat Review, Mark, Midnight Screaming, Next Exit, North By North Wit (anthology), The Olive, On Spec, On the Threshold (anthology), Onionhead, Other Voices, Paper Wasp, Pemmican, The People’s Poetry Newsletter, Poet Lore, Poetry Quebec, The Potomac, The Prairie Journal, Presence, Prune Juice, Queen’s Quarterly, Secrets From the Orange Couch, Squib, The Stickman Review, sub-Terrain, Tabula Rasa, Tesseracts5, TickleAce, The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad Vintage ’92, Vintage 97/98, Vintage 2000 (anthologies) WebLitCan and Zygote.
  • “Heir To the Throne” in Tesseracts7 (anthology; Paula Johanson and Jean-Louis Trudel, eds. Edmonton: The Books Collective, 1998)
  • “High Moon” in On Spec (pp. 68-77, Vol. 8, Issue 4, No. 27, Winter 1996)

Other Interests
  • Photography, world religions, intramural slow-pitch, cycling, pirates, archaeology,