About the translator
Erín Moure—who is also known as Erin Mouré and Eirin Moure—was born in Calgary, Alberta. She studied briefly at the University of Calgary and at the University of British Columbia in her early twenties, but is largely self-taught. She received an honorary doctorate (D.Lit.) from Brandon University in 2008 in recognition of her contributions to poetry. Her first collection of poetry, Empire, York Street (1979), was a finalist for the Governor General's Award, as were Search Procedures (1996), O Cidadán (2002) and Little Theatres (2005). Her third volume, Domestic Fuel (1985), was awarded the Pat Lowther Prize. Her 1988 collection of poetry, Furious, won the Governor General's Award that year. Three of her works have been finalists for the Griffin Prize; two were translations — Sheep's Vigil and Notebook of Roses and Civilization (the latter translated with Robert Majzels)—and one was her own work, Little Theatres. Moure lives in Montréal and works as a freelance commercial translator, and occasionally teaches creative writing.
Her more recent books include O Cadoiro (Anansi, Toronto, 2007), Little Theatres (Anansi, 2005), O Cidadan (Anansi, 2002) and A Frame of the Book (Anansi, 1999). Her translations include Chus Pato's m-Talá and Charenton, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro's Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person, and co-translations of works by Nicole Brossard.