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Acclaimed poet first Jake McDonald Writer-in-Residence

Governor General's Award winner Erín Moure announced as inaugural recipient

Erín Moure, acclaimed Canadian poet, essayist, and translator who lives in Montreal and works everywhere, has been announced as The University of Winnipeg’s inaugural Jake MacDonald Writer-in-Residence.

Moure has published more than forty books of poetry, essays, memoir, and translations and co-translations from French, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese and Ukrainian into English. Recent works include Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure, Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots, and a Frenglish translation of Wilson Bueno’s poem Paraguayan Sea, originally written in Portuñol, for which Moure was named a finalist for a Best Translated Book award. In addition, Furious, which won the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1988, was recently re-issued

Moure holds two honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and Spain. She has served as the WPR Creative Fellow at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University; international translator in residence at The Queen’s College, Oxford University; a Kelly Writers House Fellow, at the University of Pennsylvania; and she has given the Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics at Naropa University.

For a complete list of her works and accomplishments please visit Erín Moure’s website.

The Jake MacDonald Writer-in-Residence, which this year begins September 15 and runs online through December 15, was made possible by the creative thinking and generosity of MacDonald’s family, friends, and peers through the Jake MacDonald Writers Fund and created by a generous founding gift from his friend Dr. Angus Reid.

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