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O Resplandor [Paperback]

Erin Moure

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February 2010
Here is inventive new poetry from one of our most original and admired poets: Erin Moure, two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, winner of the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and a finalist for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Moure's brilliant collection explores the idea that the act of reading contains all the experiences of the body itself: love, splendour, travel, doubling, loss. The "resplandor" of the title refers to the radiance of the body when the language of the book flows into ears and eyes. In unexpected ways -- through impossible translation, anachronistic journeys, and a fictional mystery that involves a search for a translator who exists only in the future beyond the book itself - O Resplandor confounds notions of authorship and translation, all while conveying the clamour over love and loss. Richly challenging and charged with Erin Moure's distinctive energy, O Resplandor is a work about the powerful light contained in the human body, in translation, and in poetry - even as it shows how these are all one and the same in the end: inventions.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press; 1st edition (February 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887848141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887848148
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 15 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #361,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

Moure's ambition is to transform the performance of poetry into poetry itself . . . it makes for a remarkable reading experience. (Broc Rossell Harvard Review 2011-08-22)

Moure has composed a joyfully aching, tough and vulnerable poetry of lyrical splendor, a liberated culmination of the transgressive, language-based that has so richly, powerfully and playfully hinged her poetry, essays and translations to date. (Jennifer Still Winnipeg Free Press 2010-04-24)

... a layered, erudite, tender book, aspiring, inspiring, declarative, a book of principled assertion and lovely description. (Joan Guenther Influency Salon 2010-05-16)

O Resplandor is an elegy to love, a testament to friendship... (Erin Wunker Matrix Magazine 2010-07-11)

A new book by Erin Moure is always an exciting event in Canadian literary history...This is a tour-deforce of lyric writing. (John Herbert Cunningham Prairie Fire 2010-11-02)

Heady, heartbreaking, visionary - the words to describe O Resplandor... (Nick Tran Event Magazine 2010-10-01)

About the Author

Erín Moure is one of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, and a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. Her work operates on the edge of difficulty and acceptability, and is transgressive but aware of history. She is the author of fourteen books of poetry, has received the Governor General's 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 books include Expeditions of a Chimæra (co-written with Oana Avasilichioaei), a book of essays, My Beloved Wager, and a reissue of her 1999 limited edition Pillage Laud. Her eight books of poetry in translation include Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person by Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa, Nicole Brossard's Notebook of Roses and Civilization (co-translated with Robert Majzels), and Galician poet Chus Pato's acclaimed m-Talá, Charenton and Hordes of Writing.

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