6 Online Sessions
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Once a week Wednesdays, 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT June 22 to July 27, 2022
Online via Zoom
Over the six weeks we’ll create a relaxing and intriguing online group workspace to discuss poems that participants want to translate. (Poems, or mixed-genre texts, or any text that you wish to workshop alongside poems!) We’ll privilege curiosity, helpfulness, a bit of risk-taking to carry us forward, and share skills and linguistic musics. We’ll start week 1 with a poetry translation exercise to get us all talking, sharing, and listening while thinking about the poem: visually, aurally, linguistically. Following that, we’ll workshop poems/texts that participants bring, 3 to 4 per week: the translator will read the original poem, and their translation in progress, describe the difficulties encountered and their progress in solutions, and get feedback. Experienced translators and excited newcomers are all welcome; any language into English is welcome! Erín speaks French and Galician (galego) as well as English, works as well from Spanish and Portuguese, and loves proliferating languages! We’ll find joy and challenges in what everyone brings to the table, and we’ll make new friends!
Erín Moure is a poet and translator of poetry who has published 18 books of poetry, a coauthored book of poetry, a volume of essays, a book of articles on translation, a poetics, and two memoirs; she has translated or co-translated 22 books of poetry and 5 of biopoetics/non-fiction from French, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese and Ukrainian, by poets such as Nicole Brossard (with Robert Majzels), Andrés Ajens, Louise Dupré, Rosalía de Castro, Chus Pato, Uxío Novoneyra, Lupe Gómez (alone and with Rebeca Lema Martínez), Fernando Pessoa and Yuri Izdryk (with Roman Ivashkiv). Four of her own books have appeared in translation, one each in German and Galician, and two in French.
Her work has received, among others, the Governor General’s Award (twice, once for translation), Pat Lowther Memorial Award, A.M. Klein Prize twice, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Prize (twice for translation) and three-time finalist for a Best Translated Book Award (Poetry), for Camouflage by Lupe Gómez (Circumference Books 2019) for Paraguayan Sea by Wilson Bueno (Nightboat 2017) and White Piano by Nicole Brossard (with Robert Majzels, Coach House, 2011). Her own latest is The Elements (Anansi, 2019), which she calls “a book of Dad.” A 40-year retrospective of her poetry, Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure (Wesleyan, edited by Shannon Maguire) appeared in 2017, and her next book of poetry, Theophylline, will appear in 2023 from House of Anansi, Toronto.
By Erín Moure
By Erín Moure
Published by House of Anansi Press
The Unmemntioable joins letters that should not be joined. There is, in this word, an act of force. Of devastation. The unmentionable is love, of course. But in Moure’s poems, love is bound to a duty: to comprehend what it was that the immigrants would not speak of. Now they are dead; their children and grandchildren know but an anecdotal pastiche of Ukrainian history. On Saskatoon Mountain in Alberta where they settled, only the chatter of the leaves remains of their presence. What was not spoken is sealed over, unmemntioable. There is no one left to contact in the Old Country. Can the unmemntioable retain its silence, yet be eased into words? Can experience still be spoken?
About this series
We strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding available, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers. Each class is specially designed by the instructor, so whether you’re a fledgling writer or an MFA graduate polishing your novel, you’ll find a perfect fit here.
The Wings of the Dove: A Henry James Reading Group with Sheridan Hay
Once a week Thursdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT October 6 to October 27, 2022
Birds of Different Feathers: Writing And/As/About Resistance with Eraldo Souza dos Santos$150
Friday - Sunday October 7 to October 9, 2022
World and Languages: Writing About Languages, Travels, and Immigration with Jenna Tang$295
Once a week Wednesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT October 12 to November 2, 2022
The Other Side of the Coin: Dystopia and Utopia in Short Fiction with Jacqueline Ahl$90
Thursdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT October 13 to November 10, 2022
Italo Calvino and the Natural World with Antonio Romani
Once a week Saturdays, 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT October 15 to November 19, 2022
Members Only: The LiterariansFree
Wednesday, 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT October 19, 2022
Character Development: Summoning Compelling Players Who Drive Story with Debra Jo Immergut$150
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT October 22 to October 23, 2022
Narrative Cartographies with Dianca London Potts$125
Saturday, 2:00 pm EDT - 6:30 pm EDT October 22, 2022
The Great Fire: A Shirley Hazzard Reading Group with Sheridan Hay (Sold Out)
Once a week Tuesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT November 8 to November 29, 2022
Storytelling and Place with Omer Friedlander$150
Friday - Sunday November 11 to November 13, 2022
Writing the Apocalypse with Dianca London Potts$125
Saturday, 2:00 pm EDT - 6:30 pm EDT November 12, 2022