Search Procedures: Poems

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House of Anansi, 1996 - Poetry - 145 pages
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"Erin Mour traces a womans poetic trajectory through the instability of any search and any procedure. Everything touched upon is called into question as Mour explores the limits of our notions of language, and plays with the power of words to convey meaning or intelligibility, as well as their fallibility."
  

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Contents

The Life of St Teresa
3
Memory PenitenceContamination Église
10
Amygdala
15
Morphine or The Cutting Stone
21
Human Bearing
26
What Was Said
37
Absalom
41
Grief from Some Civic Streets
42
Halls
88
Reasons of State
99
Or Exemplary
100
Torrid
101
Parts of a Clock or Asthma
103
Brief Fragile A History of Reading
107
For Mitterands Life For My Life For Yours
109
Screaming
113

Ephedra or Smoke of the Villages
43
Search Procedures or Lake This
51
Anxiety or Aspen in New York
58
A Grassy Knoll
62
Sighs or The Noise From It
73
Devotions
75
The Purposes of Skin
82
Tales of the Sumerians Auburn NY
87
Paris nSleep
114
4 Translations from Rilke
120
Tonic
125
Nureyevs Intercostals
131
Dream of the Towns
136
The Notification of Birches
138
Acknowledgements
145
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About the author (1996)

Er n Moure is one of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, and a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. Her work operates on the edge of difficulty and acceptability, and is transgressive but aware of history. She is the author of fourteen books of poetry, has received the Governor General's Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the A.M. Klein Prize, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her recent books includeExpeditions of a Chim¾ra(co-written with Oana Avasilichioaei), a book of essays,My Beloved Wager, and a reissue of her 1999 limited editionPillage Laud. Her eight books of poetry in translation includeSheep's Vigil by a Fervent Personby Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa, Nicole Brossard'sNotebook of Roses and Civilization(co-translated with Robert Majzels), and Galician poet Chus Pato's acclaimedm-Tal , CharentonandHordes of Writing.

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