Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Jordan Hamel is a Pōneke-based writer, poet and performer. He grew up in Timaru on a healthy diet of Catholicism and toxic masculinity.

He was the 2018 New Zealand Poetry Slam champion and represented Aotearoa at the World Poetry Slam Champs in the USA. He is the co-editor of everyone’s favourite lockdown journal Stasis alongside Sinead Overbye and co-editor of a forthcoming Climate Change Poetry Anthology from Auckland University Press to be published in late 2021.

He has poems and stories published in the Poetry NZ Yearbook, Landfall, Newsroom, takahē, Sport, and elsewhere. He occasionally writes about tv music and other pop culture nonsense for The Spinoff. He’s very excited for his residency and can already feel the imposter syndrome sinking in.

*Photo by Sara Hirsch