We are excited to announce the reader for the month of December: Erin Mouré.
Please note that for this month only, the reading will be held on the third Tuesday.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: LEVA Cappuccino Bar
Street: 11053 86th ave
Poet and translator Erín Moure makes a special stop at the Olive to launch My Beloved Wager, just out from Edmonton´s own NeWest Press. The book records a quarter century of writing practice emerging from a city of exhilarating poetic and translatory possibility: Montreal, where Moure settled after growing up in Alberta. The linguistic-sculptural interventions and essays contained in My Beloved Wager reveal why Moure has bet her life on poetry. Noted American critic Marjorie Perloff calls it “dazzling,” and U.S. critic and poet Rachel Blau Duplessis says “Moure´s collection of essays and commentaries offers a responsive, penetrating, and alert justification for the arts of poetry and translation as radical practices of form, content, sound, ideology-and being.
As well as writing poetry, Erín Moure translates it from Portuguese (Pessoa), Galician (Pato), French (Brossard) and Spanish (Ajens). Her own most recent book of poetry is O Cadoiro (Anansi, 2007) and she will be back in Edmonton in spring 2010 to launch a collaborative poetic work with poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei involving translational foments, Expeditions of a Chimæra (BookThug, fall 2009).