Jason Purcell is a writer and musician from amiskwaciwaskahikan, Treaty 6 (Edmonton), where they are also the co-owner of Glass Bookshop. As a chronically ill writer, Purcell writes at the intersection of queerness and illness and is the author of the chapbook A Place More Hospitable (Anstruther Press). Swollening is their first full-length collection.
They write like a painter, with measurement and palette exactitude, but also as contained abandonment. They teach us that ‘neither of us (can) move beyond the syllable’. This is a poet to watch, and we must all dare to witness.“ –Joshua Whitehead