Jordan Abel

Injun by Jordan Abel

Griffin Poetry Prize 2017
Canadian Winner

Book: Injun

Poet: Jordan Abel

Publisher: Talonbooks

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Jordan Abel reads from Injun


he heard snatches of comment
going up from the river bank

all them injuns is people first
and besides for this buckskin

why we even shoot at them
and seems like a sign of warm

dead as a horse friendship
and time to pedal their eyes

to lean out and say the truth3
all you injuns is just white keys

From Injun by Jordan Abel
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