Erín Moure is one of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, and a translator of poetry and essays from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese.
She has published more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently a collaborative book of translational poetic clamours with Oana Avasilichioaei, Expeditions of a Chimæra (BookThug, 2009), her own O Cadoiro (Anansi, 2007), and Little Theatres (Anansi, 2005). She holds a D.Lit. (honoris causa) from Brandon University and earns her living as a freelance translator, editor and communications specialist in Montreal.
Her 2005 Little Theatres was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize, Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the GGs, won the AJM Klein Prize, made the Globe 100, and appeared in Galician as Teatriños (Vigo: Galaxia, 2007). Her translation of Galician poet Chus Pato's Charenton came out in 2007 (Shearsman UK and BuschekBooks Ottawa) and her translation of Pato's m-Talá in 2009 from the same presses. Her translation with Robert Majzels of Nicole Brossard's Notebook of Roses and Civilization was a finalist for the Griffin Prize and the GG. Her 1988 book of poetry Furious was awarded the Governor General's Award.
A book of essays spanning her twenty-five years of poetic practice, My Beloved Wager, is due out in November 2009 (NeWest), and in 2010 she will publish a new book of poetry, O Resplandor (Anansi) and a translation of Chus Pato's acclaimed (Losada Dieguez Prize, Spanish Critics' Prize) Hordes of Writing (Shearsman, BuschekBooks).