Tuesday, September 23

David Groulx + Jordan Abel

David Groulx

Whether speaking of love, heart ache, history or civil injustice his voice is incisive.
David Groulx was raised in Elliot Lake Ontario. He is proud of his aboriginal roots, Anishnabe and French Canadian. He won the 3rd annual Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards, read at the IFOA in Toronto & Barrie, (2011), International Ottawa Writers Festival (2012), and the Festival International de la Posie in Trois Riviers, QC. (2014). He has published ten books of poetry. His book, The Wabigoon River Poems was nominated for the Archibald Lampman award in 2016. He was the Writer-in-Residence for openbook.com Toronto for November 2012. His poetry has been translated into both French and Ojibwa. Sans pitié (Éditions David) is the fruit of a translation of his poems by Éric Charlebois.
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Jordan Abel

Author of The Place of Scraps, winner of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Jordan Abel is a Nisga'a writer residing in Vancouver. His first book, The Place of Scraps, was published by Talonbooks in 2013. Abel's conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology through the technique of erasure. He has been described as “a master carver of the page” who passes the work of sculpture along to the reader “who reads, and rereads, in three dimensions.” Abel’s chapbooks have been published by JackPine Press and Above/Ground Press, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Grain, ARC, and Canadian Literature. Abel is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine. 


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