Author of nine books of poetry, including Wabigoon River Poems (coming in 2015)
David Groulx was raised in Northern Ontario. He is proud of his Aboriginal roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. He has published nine poetry books: Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications, 1997); and The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press, 2000). Under God’s Pale Bones (Kegedonce Press, 2010), A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak & Wynn, 2011), Rising With a Distant Dawn (BookLand Press, 2011) Imagine Mercy (BookLand Press, 2013), These Threads BecomeA Thinner Light (Theytus Books, 2014), In The Silhouette Of Your Silences. (N.O.N Publishing, 2014) and Wabigoon River Poems (Kegedonce Press, 2015).
Author of The Place of Scraps, winner of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
Jordan Abel is a Nisga'a writer residing in Vancouver. His first book, The Place of Scraps, was published by Talonbooks in 2013. Abel's conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology through the technique of erasure. He has been described as “a master carver of the page” who passes the work of sculpture along to the reader “who reads, and rereads, in three dimensions.” Abel’s chapbooks have been published by JackPine Press and Above/Ground Press, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Grain, ARC, and Canadian Literature. Abel is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine.