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Award-Winning Poet and Translator Erin Moure to Give Reading at Pomona College

Poet and translator Erin Mouré will give a reading at Pomona College on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Mouré, who is based in Montreal, is the author of Little Theatres: Poems (2005, winner of the A.M. Klein Prize), O Cidadan (2003), A Frame of the Book (2000), and Search Procedures (1996). She is also the winner of the The Canada Council for the Arts Governor General's Literary Award for Furious (1988).

The Canada Council for the Arts described Mouré’s Little Theatres as “a nuanced and powerful polemic that plays in the fissures of comprehension and language. It expands the reader’s sense of beauty and surprise.” Little Theatres was a finalist for the Council’s 2005 award.

Little Theatres was also short-listed for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, which is given for the best book of poetry written by a Canadian woman. Judges commented that Mouré’s book “continues to engage in and elaborate on the fruitful fusion of music, surrealism and theory… Mouré breaks us of our addiction to the literal and monolingual, inventing a singing dialect of the real.”

Mouré frequently teaches Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal.

This event is sponsored by the Pomona College Department of English Literary Series, and will be held in the Ena Thompson Reading Room (#108) of Crookshank Hall, (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). For further information, contact: (909) 607-2212.

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.