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About this book
O Resplandor chapbook
This sampling of poems from O Resplandor by Erín Moure is hand-set in Dante type with Michelangelo initials, and is printed on Magnani paper in an edition of fifty numbered copies by Hans van Eijk at the Bonnefant Press of Banholt, The Netherlands, made specifically for House of Anansi Press. The pages are bound, and the cover is removable.
Here is inventive new poetry from one of our most original and admired poets: Erin Moure, two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, winner of the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and a finalist for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize.
Moure's brilliant collection explores the idea that the act of reading contains all the experiences of the body itself: love, splendour, travel, doubling, loss. The "resplandor" of the title refers to the radiance of the body when the language of the book flows into ears and eyes. In unexpected ways -- through impossible translation, anachronistic journeys, and a fictional mystery that involves a search for a translator who exists only in the future beyond the book itself - O Resplandor confounds notions of authorship and translation, all while conveying the clamour over love and loss. Richly challenging and charged with Erin Moure's distinctive energy, O Resplandor is a work about the powerful light contained in the human body, in translation, and in poetry - even as it shows how these are all one and the same in the end: inventions.