Jordan Abel

Jordan Abel is a Nisg̱a’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). Abel’s latest project NISHGA (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools. Abel recently completed a Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University, and is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.

Injun

Winner 2017 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize

The Place of Scraps

Winner 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Un/inhabited

Long-listed 2015 One of 15 best CanLit covers of 2015 (CBC Books)

Injun

Winner 2017 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize

The Place of Scraps

Winner 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Un/inhabited

Long-listed 2015 One of 15 best CanLit covers of 2015 (CBC Books)