Lunch Poems at SFU | Jordan Abel and Nicole Markotić
Jordan Abel is a Nisga'a writer currently residing in Vancouver. Abel's conceptual poetry engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology through the poetic 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 Above/Ground Press and JackPine Press, and his first book, The Place of Scraps, was published recently by Talonbooks.
Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC
Nicole Markotić is author of three poetry books (Bent at the Spine) and two novels (Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot). She edits poetry and novels for numerous authors, was poetry editor for Red Deer Press, and is now fiction editor for NeWest press. Markotić tends to focus on words and phrases, and play with the sound and absurdity that language itself provides. She lives and teaches in Windsor where she publishes the poetry chapbook series, Wrinkle Press.