Sharon Thesen is an author who has penned several books of poetry, including Confabulations: Poems for Malcolm Lowry and News & Smoke: Collected Poems. She is also the editor of The New Long Poem Anthology.

Sharon was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1946. She moved to the midst of British Columbia in 1952, and has lived in Prince George, Kamloops and Vancouver. She teaches English at Capilano College and is the poetry editor at The Capilano Review, the college's literary magazine.