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Islands, The

translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

by (author) Louise Cotnoir

Publisher
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jun 2011
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894987554
    Publish Date
    Jun 2011
    List Price
    $17.00

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Description

The Islands is a voyage through images of islands and water and an exploration of memory, ritual, grief and childhood. It is an important collection in the work of seminal feminist Québécoise poet Louise Cotnoir, a writer who with Nicole Brossard, Louise Dupré and France Theoret redefined how a strongly gendered language can be turned to feminist poetry.

About the authors

Oana Avasilichioaei's previous translations include Universal Bureau of Copyrights by Bertrand Laverdure, Wigrum by Quebecois writer Daniel Canty (2013), The Islands by Quebecoise poet Louise Cotnoir (2011) and Occupational Sickness by Romanian poet Nichita Stanescu (2006). In 2013, she edited a feature on Quebec French writing in translation for Aufgabe (New York). she has also played in the bounds of translation and creation in a poetic collaboration with Erín Moure, Expeditions of a Chimæra, (2009). Her most recent poetry collection is We, Beasts (2012; winner of the QWF's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry), and her audio work can be found on Pennsound. She lives in Montreal. Learn more about Avasilichioaei at www.oanalab.com.
Ingrid Pam Dick (aka Gregoire Pam Dick, Mina Pam Dick, Jake Pam Dick et al.) is the author of Metaphysical Licks (BookThug 2014) and Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009). Her writing has appeared in BOMB, frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, Aufgabe, EOAGH, Fence, Matrix, Open Letter, Poetry Is Dead, and elsewhere, and has been featured in Postmodern Culture; it is included in the anthologies The Sonnets (ed. S. Cohen and P. Legault, Telephone, 2012) and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, (ed. TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson, Nightboat, 2013). Her philosophical work has appeared in a collection published by the International Wittgenstein Symposium. Also an artist and translator, Dick lives in New York City, where she is currently doing work that makes out and off with Büchner, Wedekind, Walser, and Michaux.

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Editorial Reviews

"The Islands brims with ornate, visceral imagery." - Winnipeg Free Press

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