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Jordan Scott (poet)

Jordan Scott is a Canadian poet, who won the Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize in 2018.[1]

Scott's first book of poetry, Silt, was published in 2005, and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2006.[2] He followed up in 2008 with Blert, a collection of poetry inspired by his lifelong struggle with stuttering.[3]

In 2013, Scott and Stephen Collis collaborated on Decomp, a book which combined prose poetry with photography.[4] In 2015 he was granted access to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, spending five days exploring the facility and publishing the multimedia work Clearance Process in 2016 to document his visit.[5]

WorksEdit

  • Silt (2005)
  • Blert (2008)
  • Decomp (2013)
  • Clearance Process (2016)
  • Night & Ox (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Books inspired by the authors’ parents win the top Writers’ Trust Awards". Toronto Star, November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Smaller publishers land on BC Book Prizes shortlist". Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2006.
  3. ^ "Stuttering steps into spotlight". Edmonton Journal, April 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "Poets on board". Prince George Citizen, November 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "SFU writer–in–residence Jordan Scott reflects on Guantanamo Bay". Simon Fraser University, May 20, 2016.