Arts Society & Culture

Poet Jordan Scott to speak at Ciné

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

Scott, a poet and educator in Vacouver, British Columbia, is the author of three books of poetry, including “Blert” (Coach House Books), 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” (New Star Books), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2006. “Decomp” (Coach House Books), 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, photographing the remains and reading 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 hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and the Poets House in New York City. Scott’s areas of poetic inquiry are speech dysfluencies, interrogation, found archives and decompositions.

For more information on UGA’s Creative Writing Program, see http://cwp.uga.edu/.