Little Theatres by Erín Moure
Winner of The A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry in 2005
Little Theatres appears at a pressing historical crossroads, when we most need our language to be made restive again. Like the agua/water running through the collection — at once lingual exchange, submersion, balm, and sustenance — Moure’s voices are as fluid, clear, animated, and shimmering with light and life as ever.
Galician and English intermingle in this collection like currents of the same river. How can we open the infinitely small spaces of Little Theatres in our own lives? Can they take the place of war? And who, exactly, writes them? Erín Moure? The unjustly ignored thinker Elisa Sampedrín? Or a speaker inside us finally willing to give Little Theatres its due attention? An intimate act of cultural and personal interflow, this collection has the power to alter our perception of where, and on what scale, the action is taking place.
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