A Frame of the Book: Poems

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House of Anansi, 1999 - Poetry - 127 pages
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In this brilliant new collection, Governor General's Award-winning poet Erin Mour tests the boundaries of tenderness, grace, speech, sexual feeling, and a book's ability to frame or hold the person.

With her typical wit and textual play, Mour breaks the codes of language to reveal the carnality and torsional power of words. Her lines and frames uncover shadow meanings, highlight syllables as marks, and expose the abrasion, erasure, gaps, and cries that infuse a worldliness in all acts, all human bearing.
 

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Contents

Thrum
3
Descriptions of Trees
10
The Red Archive her harsh or perfect mechanism
20
The Splendour
34
Cues to the Instability of Artistic Order
42
The Allure
52
An abrasion Series
58
Grief or Sweetness for A
66
Calor
73
The Wittgenstein Letters to Mel Gibsons Braveheart Skirting
105
Her Debits
123
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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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