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Poetry. With his debut collection of poetry, Jordan Scott traces his own history from Vancouver to Lodz, Poland. Informed by a lifelong stutter, his family's association with the Fraser River and his grandparents' hardships in WWII Poland, SILT's poetics move from Scott's own story to the geography of his birthplace of Port Moody. "This is a poetry book about the body's lived geologies. River, tongue, war, tooth, labourcamp, dollhouse, cabbage: all are part of the politics of a speech whose profoundly discontinuous landscape Jordan Scott overwrites with migratory and familial histories. Each word starts at anincarceration and haltingly enacts a survival. His kinetics are ambulatory, glottal, knotted by hope"--Lisa Robertson.
Originally from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Jordan Scott now lives and works in Toronto. Jordan's first book of poetry, Silt, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Sections of BLERT have appeared in filling Station, drunken boat, and nypoesi. In the fall of 2006, Jordan worked on the final sections of BLERT while acting as the writer in residence at the International Writers' and Translators' Centre in Rhodes, Greece.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN