Erín Moure’s Bio

Erín MoureERÍN MOURE is a poet and translator of poetry and poetics. In Canada, the USA, and the UK (variously), she has published 17 books of poetry, a coauthored book of poetry, a volume of essays, a book of short articles on translation, a poetics, and a memoir, and she is translator or co-translator of 17 books of poetry and two of creative non fiction (biopoetics) from French, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese. Her work has received the Governor General’s Award, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, A.M. Klein Prize twice, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Prize. Recent works include Insecession (BookThug 2014), a biopoetics published together with Chus Pato’s Secession, and Kapusta (Anansi 2015). New in 2016 were translations of François Turcot’s My Dinosaur (BookThug), Chus Pato’s Flesh of Leviathan (Omnidawn) and Rosalía de Castro’s New Leaves (Small Stations). A 40-year retrospective of her work, Planetary Noise: The Poetry of Erín Moure (edited and introduced by Shannon Maguire) came out from Wesleyan University Press in 2017, the year in which appeared her translation from Portunhol of Wilson Bueno’s Paraguayan Sea (Nightboat Books), and her translation from Galician of Antón Lopo’s Distance of the Wolf: A biography of Uxío Novoneyra (Fundación Uxío Novoneyra). In 2018, Anansi will reissue Furious (1988) in their A-List series with a new cover and introduction.

To listen to Erín’s reading at the Atwater Poetry Project, click here.