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Participants: Erín Moure

Erín MourePhoto: Karis Shearer

Montreal poet Erín Moure has published seventeen books of poetry plus a volume of essays, My Beloved Wager. She is also a translator from French, Spanish, Galician (galego), and Portuguese, with twelve books translated, of work by poets as diverse as Nicole Brossard, Andrés Ajens, Louise Dupré, Rosalía de Castro, Chus Pato and Fernando Pessoa. Her work has received the Governor General’s Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the A.M. Klein Prize (twice), and was a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Moure holds an honorary doctorate from Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. Her latest works are The Unmemntioable (House of Anansi), an investigation into subjectivity and wartime experience in western Ukraine and the South Peace region of Alberta, and Secession (Zat-So), her fourth translation of internationally acclaimed Galician poet Chus Pato.

Erín Moure is StAnza 2013's Poet in Residence.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Wed 06 March | Festival Launch
Special guest Lesley Riddoch launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music
MBSB (Medical & Biological Sciences Building) North Haugh – Café and Foyer

Fri 08 March | Working from Strengths: A Revision Workshop
Erín Moure: A workshop on how best to grow a poem
Public Library, Church Square

Fri 08 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Reading: Mark Doty, Erín Moure
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Auditorium

Sat 09 March | Past & Present
Erín Moure on César Vallejo, Robert Minhinnick on Dylan Thomas
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Sun 10 March | Poetry Café for Breakfast: Translating Place
Alvin Pang, Erín Moure, Eurig Salisbury and Angela Jarman discuss the joys and problems of translating place in poetry
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

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