Today the BC Book Prizes announced their 2014 shortlist. Jordan Abel’s poetry collection The Place of Scraps, which we wrote about in our
Indigenous Literatures in Canada guide, is among the finalists for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
In the chapter
Visual Poetry and Indigenous-Settler Issues: Shane Rhodes and Jordan Abel,we read The Place of Scraps alongside the visual poetry of Shane Rhodes to consider how the poets engage with assumptions about Indigenous-settler relations in the past and present.
Also check out our guide to
Poetic Visuality and Experimentation for help reading visual poetry.