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A Frame of the Book

Written by Erin Moure

  • 144 Pages
  • 9780887846328
  • 9.000" x 6.130"
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY

$19.95

Publication Date April 01, 1999

In this brilliant collection, Governor General's Award-winning poet Erin Moure tests the boundaries of tenderness, grace, speech, sexual feeling, and a book's ability to frame or hold the person. With her typical wit and textual play, Moure breaks the codes of language to reveal the carnality and torsional power of words. Her lines and frames uncover shadow meanings, highlight syllables as marks, and expose the abrasion, erasure, gaps, and cries that infuse a wordliness in all acts, all human bearing.

Short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award 1999

Short-listed for the QSPELL Award : Poetry 1999

Contributors

Erin Moure
Erín Moure is one of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, and a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry and a book of essays, and has received the Governor General's Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the A. M. Klein Prize, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her recent works include the book-length poem The Unmemntioable and Insecession, a memoir and poetics that is a companion text to her translation of Chus Pato's biopoetics, Secession. Her twelve books of poetry in translation include Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person by Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa, Nicole Brossard's White Piano (co-translated with Robert Majzels), Rosalia de Castro's Galician Songs, and Galician poet Chus Pato's acclaimed m-Talá, Charenton, and Hordes of Writing.