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September 22, 2014   UGA Guide | Poet Jordan Scott to give reading at Ciné

Poet Jordan Scott to give reading at Ciné

Jordana Rich

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By Jordana Rich | September 22, 2014

Author Jordan Scott will read from his work Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. The event, sponsored by UGA's Creative Writing Program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is open free to the public.

A poet and educator in Vancouver, British Columbia, Scott is the author of three books of poetry, including Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering and was the subject of a short documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.

His first book of poetry, Silt, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2006. Decomp, a photo essay and prose poem co-authored with poet Stephen Collis, was compiled after they left copies of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species to decay in five distinct ecosystems in British Columbia and, a year later, photographed the remains and included poetry into nature's decomposition processes.

Scott acted as writer-in-residence at the International Writers' Translators' Centre in Rhodes, Greece, and has lectured and performed at festivals throughout Europe and North America. In 2011, he was one of 10 Canadian poets selected to attend North of Invention: A Canadian Poetry Festival.

Scott's areas of poetic inquiry are speech disfluencies, interrogation, found archives and decompositions.


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