Join us for an evening with two wonderful translation poets as part of our Boise Translate Colloquium in April 2020. Maria Baranda is an international poet from Mexico and Erin Moure hails from Canada.
Erín Moure has published over forty books of poetry, essays, memoir, and translations and co-translations from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese into English. Recent works are Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure (Wesleyan, 2017), Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots (New Star, 2017), a translation into Frenglish of the Portunol of Brazilian Wilson Bueno’s Paraguayan Sea (Nightboat, 2017), and a reissue in 2018 with introduction by Sonnet L’Abbé of her Furious (GG for poetry 1988). Her latest works are a translation of Lupe Gómez, Camouflage (Circumference) from Galician, a co-traduction with Roman Ivashkiv of Yuri Izdryk, Smokes (Lost Horse) from Ukrainian, and her own The Elements (Anansi). She is currently preparing translations of Galician poets Chus Pato, The Face of the Quartzes; Uxío Novoneyra; The Uplands: Book of the Courel; and a new annotated edition of her 2016 translation of New Leaves by Rosalía de Castro, In Leaf, as well as translations from the Spanish of Chilean poet Andrés Ajens, So-Lair Storm, and of 10 poems by Argentinian poet Juan Gelman for a special chapbook. Moure holds two honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and Spain, was 2017 WPR Creative Fellow at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University, and in November 2019 will be 2019 International Translator in Residence at Queen’s College, Oxford University, UK.
María Baranda was born in Mexico City. Has received distinguished Poetry Prizes like the National Poetry Price Aguascalientes, the International poetry prize Ramón López Velarde as well as in Spain the Francisco de Quevedo and the Gatien- Sabines in Canada. She has books translated into English, French and Chinese and many of her poemas are in german, russian, lithuanian, polish and japanese. Yale University Press is preparing her Selected Poems. She teaches Creative Writing at Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas.