O Resplandor by Erin MoureO Resplandor by Erin Moure

O Resplandor

byErin Moure

Paperback | February 1, 2010

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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.

One of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, Erín Moure is a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese, and she is the author of seventeen books of poetry. Moure has received the Governor General's Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the A. M. Klein Prize, and she has been a three-time finalist for ...
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Title:O ResplandorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.43 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887848141

ISBN - 13:9780887848148

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"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"... a layered, erudite, tender book, aspiring, inspiring, declarative, a book of principled assertion and lovely description." - Joan Guenther, Influency Salon"O Resplandor is an elegy to love, a testament to friendship..." - Erin Wunker, Matrix Magazine"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"Heady, heartbreaking, visionary - the words to describe O Resplandor..." - Nick Tran, Event Magazine"Moure's ambition is to transform the performance of poetry into poetry itself . . . it makes for a remarkable reading experience." - Broc Rossell, Harvard Review