Little Theatres

Little Theatres

Written by: Moure, Erín

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Erin Moure is one of the most consistently innovative, radically imaginative poets at work in Canada. With each book, Moure seeks to re-create writing from the ground up.

Little Theatres appears at a pressing historical crossroads, when we most need our language to be made restive again. Like the agua/water running through the collection -- at once lingual exchange, submersion, balm, and sustenance -- Moure's voices are as fluid, clear, animated, and shimmering with light and life as ever.

Galician and English intermingle in this collection like currents of the same river. How can we open the infinitely small spaces of Little Theatres in our own lives? Can they take the place of war? And who, exactly, writes them? Erin Moure? The unjustly ignored thinker Elisa Sampedrin? Or a speaker inside us finally willing to give Little Theatres its due attention? An intimate act of cultural and personal interflow, this work from a major poet has the power to alter our perception of where, and on what scale, the action is taking place.

Erin Moure is one of the most consistently innovative, radically imaginative poets at work in Canada. With each book, Moure seeks to re-create writing from the ground up.

Little Theatres appears at a pressing historical crossroads, when we most need our language to be made restive again. Like the agua/water running through the collection -- at once lingual exchange, submersion, balm, and sustenance -- Moure's voices are as fluid, clear, animated, and shimmering with light and life as ever.

Galician and English intermingle in this collection like currents of the same river. How can we open the infinitely small spaces of Little Theatres in our own lives? Can they take the place of war? And who, exactly, writes them? Erin Moure? The unjustly ignored thinker Elisa Sampedrin? Or a speaker inside us finally willing to give Little Theatres its due attention? An intimate act of cultural and personal interflow, this work from a major poet has the power to alter our perception of where, and on what scale, the action is taking place.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Apr 1, 2005
Specifications 96 pages | 5.56 in x 7.56 in
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ERÍN MOURE is a poet and translator (primarily of Galician, French, and Portuguese poetry into English) who welcomes texts that are unconventional or difficult because she loves and needs them. Among other honours, she is a two-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award (in poetry and translation), a winner of the Pat Lowther Award, a three-time finalist for a Best Translated Book Award in poetry, and a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.

Written By

ERÍN MOURE is a poet and translator (primarily of Galician, French, and Portuguese poetry into English) who welcomes texts that are unconventional or difficult because she loves and needs them. Among other honours, she is a two-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award (in poetry and translation), a winner of the Pat Lowther Award, a three-time finalist for a Best Translated Book Award in poetry, and a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.

Short-listed, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, 2006

Long-listed, ReLit Awards - Poetry, 2006

Short-listed, Griffin Poetry Prize, 2006

Short-listed, Governor General's Award: Poetry, 2005

Winner, A.M. Klein Poetry Prize, 2006

“[Erin Moure] entitles us to share in the acquisition of the precious gift known as language.” —The Fiddlehead