Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jason Purcell and I am a writer, editor, musician, and bookshop owner living and working on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton, Alberta. I have a BA in Comparative Literature (University of Alberta, 2015) and an MA in English (University of Alberta, 2018).
I’m the Programs Officer at the Canadian Literature Centre, the interviews editor for Glass Buffalo, the circulation coordinator for Eighteen Bridges. In 2016, I co-edited an anthology of Canadian writing alongside Dr. Marie Carrière and Curtis Gillespie titled Ten Canadian Writers in Context, published by the University of Alberta Press (you can buy a copy here).
My first poetry chapbook, A Place More Hospitable, was published by Anstruther Press in 2019 (you can order yours here). My poetry has also been published in journals across Canada, including Glass Buffalo, Poetry is Dead, PRISM International, The Malahat Review, Contemporary Verse 2, and on coffee sleeves around Edmonton’s cafés as part of the #YegWords coffee sleeve project.
Alongside Matthew Stepanic, I am co-owner of Glass Bookshop, Edmonton’s newest bookstore.