Jason Christie grew up in Milton, Ontario. He did an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing at York University. While at York, he was a member of the Writers at York. After York, Jason ventured to Calgary to pursue an MA in English. During his time in Calgary, Jason organized the successful YARD reading series. Jason moved to Vancouver in 2007 where he joined the Kootenay School of Writing and curated the Respondency West reading and lecture series with Jordan Scott which was modeled on the highly successful Influency Salon created by Margaret Christakos. Jason has recently returned to Calgary.
Jason's poetry has appeared in many journals and magazines, including filling Station, dANDelion, Poetry is Dead, Action, Yes! (http://www.actionyes.org/issue11/canadien/christie/christie1.html), The Capilano Review, West Coast Line and Interim. Jason is the author of i-ROBOT Poetry (http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/irobotpoetry/ir-catalog.html), Canada Post (http://snarebooks.wordpress.com/books/jason-christie/) and Unknown Actor which will be published by Insomniac Press in the Spring of 2013. He is also an editor alongside angela rawlings and derek beaulieu of the anthology Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (http://www.themercurypress.ca/?q=books/shift_switch). He is currently working on another book of speculative poetry which tackles the subject of aliens.