Written by Erin Moure
Publication Date February 01, 2010
Long-listed for the ReLit Awards: Poetry 2011
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.
"A new book by Erin Moure is always an exciting event in Canadian literary history...This is a tour-de force of lyric writing." Prairie Fire
"Heady, heartbreaking, visionary - the words to describe O Resplandor." Event Magazine
"Moure’s ambition is to transform the performance of poetry into poetry itself . . . it makes for a remarkable reading experience." Harvard Review