Jordan Abel

Jordan Abel is a poet. He won the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Poet Jordan Abel in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Vanessa Nigro/CBC)

Jordan Abel is a Nisga'a writer from British Columbia. Abel's creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry, The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous literature.

Abel is the author of the poetry collections The Place of Scraps, Un/inhabited and Injun. In 2017, he won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Injun.

Books by Jordan Abel

Interviews with Jordan Abel

Western novels were one of the first places Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel encountered representations of Indigenous peoples. His new collection of poetry won the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize and used a unique process to rearticulate the stereotypes common in westerns. 8:30


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