Jocko Benoit was born in Montreal and raised in Cape Breton, and explored the rest of Canada one university at a time until arriving in Edmonton, where he lived as a poetic marauder with the Stroll of Poets. He has written one collection of poetry, An Anarchist Dream, and his poems have appeared in magazines in Canada, the U.S., England and Australia. His stories have appeared inOn Spec and Tesseracts. His screenplays have been shortlisted in competitions in Canada and the U.S. He divides his time between Calgary and Washington, DC.