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A Frame of the Book

Written by Erin Moure

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


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


Erin Moure

One of Canada’s most eminent and respected poets, Erín Moure is a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese, and she is the author of seventeen books of poetry. Moure has received the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the A. M. Klein Prize, and she has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Most recently, she has been shortlisted for the 2018 Kobzar Literary Award. She lives in Montreal.