O Cidadán: Poems
A candid and passionate consideration of citizenship viewed through the feminine, O Cidadá n examines borders in language and in the body, to explore ways in which we might rethink nation and community in our era. Erí n Moure's poems pulse. They shift and overlap, echo, and capture sensual and political hinges in our social topography. Drawing on puns, shadows, images, charts and crosswords, Moure's poetic forms belie any settled, safe habitation of the page-extending the textual possibilities o language and expression, as Moure grapples with how we might exist as citizens. Gritty, argumentative, funny, and moody, O Cidadá n is Erí n Moure's final volume in a decade-long trilogy of work exploring language, feeling, responsibility, and identity within the liminal territories we occupy. The first critically acclaimed volumes were Search Procedures, nominated for the 1996 Governor General's Award for poetry, and A Frame of the Book (also called The Frame of a Book), nominated for the 1999 QSPELL A. M. Klein Poetry Prize and the 1999 Pat Lowther Memorial Award.
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Review: O Cidadan: PoemsUser Review - Cow - Goodreads
Beginning to think I should add a shelf for 'things found on Adrien's shelves that look neat'. Or maybe I should just add everything from Anansi Press. Read full review
Review: O Cidadan: PoemsUser Review - Nicole - Goodreads
Poetic and civic. A gorgeous opus about the territorializing of 'a citizen,' and the tricky, border-crossing confusions an ethnic identity must translate into to navigate, or move. This work is ... Read full review