Geist - - Miscellany -

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.

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