Book Launch and 40 Year Retrospective and Reading with Poet Erín Moure
February 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm MST
You are cordially invited to:Book Launch and 40 Year Retrospective and Reading with Poet Erín Moure
Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure (Wesleyan University Press)
This event is FREE and Open to the Public. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
Organized by Shannon Maguire with the support of The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts and the Department of English, University of Calgary.
An extraordinary retrospective spanning forty years, Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure gathers four decades of poetry from a celebrated Canadian poet and translator who has persistently reconfigured the linguistic and material relations of English. Moure’s poems and networked sequences are hybrid and often polylingual; they work with contradiction, paradox, and verbal detritus— linguistic hics and blips often too quickly dismissed as noise—to create new conditions for thought and pleasure. From postdramatic theatre to queer and feminist theory, from the politics of citizenship and genocide to the minutiae of digital poetics, from the clamor of love to the shadows of grief and memory, Moure has joyously toppled hierarchies of meaning and parasited dominant discourses to create poetry that crosses borders, embracing hope, not war. This volume, edited by poet and literary scholar Shannon Maguire, also features an extensive introduction to Moure’s poetry, a section of poetry by others translated by Moure, and an afterword on translation by the poet. An online reader’s companion is available at wesleyan.edu/wespress/readerscompanions or upne.com/0819576941.html.