Jordan Abel is a First Nations writer from Vancouver. He earned 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 a former editor for PRISM international and Geist. His work has been published in many journals and magazines across Canada, including CV2, Grain, and Canadian Literature. In early 2013, above/ground press published his chapbook Scientia, and, later this year, Talonbooks will publish his first book The Place of Scraps.