Episode 3: Erín Moure

Photo of Erín Moure by Karis Shearer.


Erín Moure has published eighteen books of poetry, a coauthored book of poetry, a volume of essays, a book of short articles on translation, a biopoetics (alongside the biopoetics of Chus Pato), and two memoirs. She is translator or cotranslator of nineteen books of poetry and two books of creative nonfiction (biopoetics) from French, Galician, Portunhol, Portuguese, Spanish, and Ukrainian, by poets such as Nicole Brossard, Rosalía de Castro, Chus Pato, Fernando Pessoa, and many others. Three of her own books have appeared in translation, one each in German, Galician, and French. Her work has received many awards, including the Governor General’s Award, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and A.M. Klein Prize twice. She has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Prize (twice for translations) and a two-time finalist for a Best Translated Book Award (USA-Poetry) — most recently for Paraguayan Sea. Her most recent publication is The Elements, and much more is forthcoming. In our conversation we discuss the poetry of Caroline Bergvall, which is included in the Rail Park installation.