The Poet's Voice: Chus Pato and Erin Moure - Introduction by Daniel Aguirre Oteiza


Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:00pm


Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library.

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00pm


In her first-ever visit to the United States, Galician poet Chus Pato will join forces with experimental Canadian poet Erin Moure to read from Secession (Pato, translated by Moure) and Insecession (Erin Moure, echoing Pato), published in English in one volume in 2014 by BookThug. Secession/Insecession is a dual book of biopoetics and a bold and challenging homage to the acts of reading, writing, and translating poetry. To Pato in Secession, the poem is an insurrection against the language of consensus; to Moure in Insecession, translation itself disrupts and reforms poetics. "We can now recognize a third text alongside the readerly and the writerly,” Moure writes, “let's call it the untranslatable." 

Woodberry Poetry Room - Co-sponsored by Rethinking Translation

Free and open to the public. 

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