Jordan Abel is a First Nations writer who lives in Vancouver. He holds a BA from the University of Alberta and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Abel is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine and the former poetry editor for PRISM international. His work has been published in many journals and magazines across Canada, including CV2, Capilano Review, Prairie Fire, dANDelion, Geist, ARC Poetry Magazine, Descant, Broken Pencil, OCW Magazine, filling Station, Grain, and Canadian Literature. In early 2013, above/ground Press published his chapbook Scientia. In the spring of 2014, Abel taught a contemporary poetry-writing course for Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies program.