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Search Procedures

Written by Erin Moure

  • 160 Pages
  • 9781770892958
  • POETRY / Canadian



Publication Date May 01, 1996

Erin Moure traces a woman's poetic trajectory through the instability of any search and any procedure. Everything touched upon is called into question as Moure explores the limits of our notions of language, and plays with the power of words to convey meaning or intelligibility, as well as their fallibility.


Erin Moure
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.