Jordan Scott (CA)

Jordan Scott (CA) is the author of Silt (2005—nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), blert (2008) and, with Stephen Collis, Decomp (2013). blert was adapted into a short film for Bravo! and was the subject of an on-line interactive documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. The intellectual stakes in Scott’s work—the investigation of embodied language/speech and disability, as well as ecopoetics and the “communicability” of information in the natural world—are of pressing concern to many contemporary writers and readers. Scott’s new project, Forced Drift, takes his prior work on the stutter into the socio-political realm of interrogation and “information retrieval.” Scott is currently the Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.  

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