b. 1985


Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, where he focuses on digital humanities and Indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in anthropology and popular culture. He is an editor for Poetry is Dead magazine and a former editor for PRISM international and Geist. Abel’s first book, The Place of Scraps, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Abel’s second book, Un/inhabited, was published in 2014. CBC Books named Abel one of 12 Young Writers to Watch (2015). His third book, Injun, won the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2017.

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