Erin Mouré is one of Canada's greatest poets. Her restless poetic presence on the Canadian scene has been praised, questioned, rewarded, scorned, embraced, doubted since the late 70s. Originally from Calgary , she now lives in Montreal and, having been recently "downsized", now works as a freelance editor and translator. In her writing, "the body, women's bodies in particular, and language intersect to dislocate expectation and reinvent the world." She has published seven books of poetry including Furious (which won the Governor General's Award - the Pulitzer Prize of Canada, except more so). Her poetry has been collected in The Green Word: Selected Poems 1973-1992 (Oxford University Press). Her most recent books are Sheepish Beauty, Civilian Love (Vehicule, Montreal, 1992) and Search Procedures (Anansi, Toronto, 1996).

Ocotber 18, 1996