Geist No. 105 has a special new feature: we’ve recently started an editorial residency program.
The idea is to invite writers, artists, editors, academics from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the cultural sphere: Indigenous people, people of colour, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from outside of major urban centres, people with low income, and others to collaborate with our editors in producing issues of Geist.
Our first editor-in-residence is Jordan Abel. Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at Simon Fraser University, where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbeiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of Un/inhabited, The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and Injun, winner of the 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry.