Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, where his studies focus on digital humanities and indigenous poetics. Abel’s
conceptual writing engages with the representation of indigenous peoples in anthropology and popular culture.
His chapbooks have been published by JackPine Press and Above/Ground Press, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals across Canada, including Prairie Fire, the Capilano Review, dANDelion, ARC Poetry, Descant, Broken Pencil, filling Station, Grain, OCW Magazine, Canadian Literature, CV2, and Canadian Literature. He is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine and former editor for PRISM International and Geist. Abel’s first book, The Place of Scraps (Talonbooks), was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Un/inhabited, Abel’s second book, was co-published by Project Space Press and Talonbooks in 2015.
Abel was named one of 12 Young Writers to Watch by CBC Books (July 2015).
He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.