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House of Anansi Press

Little Theatres

Translated by Erin Moure

Published April 01, 2005 | ISBN 9780887847288
POETRY / Canadian / General

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96 pages | 7.560 in × 5.560 in
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About this book

Little Theatres

Erin Moure

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.

About the Author

Erin Moure

One of Canada’s most eminent and respected poets, ERÍN MOURE is a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese, and 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 a finalist for the 2018 Kobzar Literary Award. She lives in Montreal.

Awards and Praise
  • Long-listed ReLit Awards - Poetry, 2006
  • Short-listed Governor General's Award: Poetry, 2005
  • Winner A.M. Klein Poetry Prize, 2006
  • Short-listed Griffin Poetry Prize, 2006
  • Short-listed Pat Lowther Memorial Award, 2006