Jordan Scott announced as next SFU Writer-in-Residence

The Department of English recently announced that poet Jordan Scott will be the 2015/16 SFU Writer-in-Residence.

Jordan Scott is the author of Silt (2005, nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), blert (2008), and Decomp (2013, a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Columbia). blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, was adapted into a short film for Bravo! and was the subject of an online interactive documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.


During the year-long residency, Jordan Scott will be working on Forced Drift, which takes his prior work on the stutter into the socio-political realm of interrogation and “information retrieval.”

As part of the Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program, Jordan Scott will be available for one-on-one consultations during the Fall and Spring terms. Students and the general public are welcome to request appointment times.