SUMMER POETRY COURSE | July 5 – 15, 2021
Instructed by: Jordan Abel
Summer programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.
Check back in February 2021 to apply
Application Fee: $25
This is a facilitated course for six poets who have published some work and are working towards manuscript completion. The course offers a small group context. Focus will be on writing time, individual critiques, and on group discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.
“Sandra Ridley was wonderful, generous, talented, dedicated.”
– Frances Boyle, 2019 Poetry Course Alum
“Sandra Ridley was insightful, passionate, and supportive. I’m so grateful for everything I learned from her.”
– Sarah Ens, 2019 Poetry Course Alum
with Jordan Abel
Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). Abel’s latest project NISHGA (forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart in 2021) is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools. Abel’s work has recently been anthologized in The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayward), The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry (Anstruther), Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene (Wesleyan), and The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP). Abel’s work has been published in numerous journals and magazines—including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, and Poetry Is Dead—and his visual poetry has been included in exhibitions at the Polygon Gallery, UNITT/PITT Gallery, and the Oslo Pilot Project Room in Oslo, Norway. Abel recently completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.
Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Courses are made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.
Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the League of Canadian Poets.