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Oana Avasilichioaei


Oana Avasilichioaei interweaves poetry, translation, photography, sound, and performance to explore an expanded idea of language (whether textual, visual, aural, etc.) as reverberatory and evolutionary, polylingual and polyphonic poetics, historical structures, borders and movement. Her six poetry collections include We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn, 2012, A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and Limbinal (Talonbooks, 2015). Recent sound-performance works include EIGHT OVER TWO (2019, Semi Silent Award) and OPERATOR (2018), and she is currently writing a libretto for a one-act opera (FAWN, Toronto). She has also translated eight books of poetry and prose from French and Romanian, including Bertrand Laverdure’s Readopolis (Book*hug, 2017, Governor General’s Literary Award). Based in Montréal, Avasilichioaei frequently crosses borders to perform her work in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and she was the 2018 Audain Visual Artist in Residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Books by Oana Avasilichioaei

9781772012385 Eight Track

Limbinal Limbinal

We_beasts_cover We, Beasts

Chimera Expeditions of a Chimera

Abandon_web Abandon

Books translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

9781771665810_updated-with-gg-seal-1008x1536 The Neptune Room

Readopolis-bertrand-laverdure-cover-510 Readopolis

The_thought_house_of_philippa The Thought House of Philippa

Universal-bureau-of-copyrights-cover-510 Universal Bureau of Copyrights

Islands The Islands

The_faerie_devouring_-_oana_avasilichioaei The Faerie Devouring