Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Erín Moure to translate Rosalía de Castro and Luis Pimentel

The Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure has agreed to translate two poems for the bilingual Anthology of Galician Literature to be published by Xerais and Galaxia in 2010. She will translate the poem from Follas novas by Rosalía de Castro and the poem by Luis Pimentel.

Erín Moure’s 1988 poetry collection Furious won the Governor General’s Award, and she has twice won the A M Klein Prize for Poetry: in 1990 for WSW and in 2005 for Little Theatres. She has three times been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize worth $50,000: in 2002 for Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person (a translation of Fernando Pessoa’s O Guardador de Rebanhos), in 2006 for Little Theatres and in 2008 for her co-translation of Notebook of Roses and Civilization by Nicole Brossard. Little Theatres was published as Teatriños by Editorial Galaxia in 2007.

Erín translates from French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. In addition to Pessoa and Brossard, she has translated two books by Chus Pato for Shearsman Books in England and BuschekBooks in Canada: Charenton and m-Talá. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Brandon University in recognition of her contributions to poetry.

It is an honour to be able to count on Erín’s presence in the anthology, translating poems chosen for the anthology by Carmen Blanco (from Follas novas) and by Luz Pozo Garza (by Luis Pimentel).

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