Date: Tuesday, 14th January 2014
Time: 7:00pm Sharp! Come Early!
Place: Empress Ale House
Address: 9912 82 Avenue Edmonton Alberta
Poet, translator, and essayist Erín Moure is the current Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta for 2013 – 2014. A native Calgarian whose work and collaborations are known across and outside Canada, she has published 17 books of poetry as well as 13 volumes of poetry translated from French, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese into English.
Moure’s work has received the Governor General’s Award once, and been nominated for it— in both poetry and translation—multiple times. As well, her work has been awarded the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Moure holds an honorary doctorate from Brandon University in Manitoba for her contributions to Canadian poetry and poetics.
Erín’s most recent translations of poetry are of White Piano by Nicole Brossard (with Robert Majzels of the University of Calgary) and Galician Songs by Rosalía de Castro. She has completed a sequel to her book of poetry The Unmemntioable (Anansi, 2012), and a further investigation into subjectivity and wartime in Western Ukraine and the South Peace region of Alberta. She is currently writing Insecession, an autobiography and poetics that echoes Chus Pato’s Secession, which will published together with Secession as one book by BookThug in 2014.
You are welcome to follow Erín on Twitter (@ErinMoure) and Facebook, and visit her blog at unmemntioable.wordpress.com
Previous appearance of Erin Moure at the Olive Reading Series in 2012 launching Unmemntioable.