Erín Moure

Erín Moure has published seventeen books of poetry, most recently The Unmemntioable (2012), an exploration of subjectivity and memory in war-time Western Ukraine and in the South Peace region of Alberta (finalist, Kobzar Prize and Re-Lit Award), and a collection of essays on poetic practice, My Beloved Wager (2009). She’s translated twelve books of poetry from French, Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese, including Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person by Fernando Pessoa, and, with Robert Majzels, Notebook of Roses and Civilization by Nicole Brossard, as well as Galician Songs by Rosalía de Castro. She has also translated three books by Galician poet Chus Pato, and Moure’s translation of Pato’s biopoetics Secession (2009 Book of the Year, Revista das Letras) will appear alongside her own echolation Insecession in 2014 from BookThug. Moure is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she is leading a translation seminar, finishing her poemplay Kapusta, sequel to The Unmemntioable, and translating Brazilian poet Wilson Bueno’s Mar Paraguayo. She was the 2013 judge for the Harold Landon Award, which was awarded to Fortino Sámano.