Emily Tristan Jones was born in Yellowknife, Canada. Her poems have been in The Puritan, Harvard Review, Vallum, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is an alumna of the University of Chicago, Banff Centre, and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 2013, she founded Hermes, an art gallery in Nova Scotia. She lives in Montréal where she teaches for the Quebec Writers' Federation.