We, Beasts

By (author): Oana Avasilichioaei

Winner of the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry from the Quebec Writers’ Federation

With undeniable verve, Oana Avasilichioaei upends expectations of literature and poetry in this fascinating collection. We, Beasts is a fairy tale; a book within a book; a collection of verse; a mediation on language, real and imagined and a sly social commentary all in one.

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Oana Avasilichioaei

Montreal-based writer, translator, and editor Oana Avasilichioaei has published five poetry collections, including Expeditions of a Chimæra (with Erín Moure; 2009), We, Beasts (2012; winner of the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry from the Quebec Writers’ Federation) and Limbinal (2015). Previous translations include Bertrand Laverdure’s Universal Bureau of Copyrights (2014; shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Awards), Suzanne Leblanc’s The Thought House of Philippa (co-translated with Ingrid Pam Dick; 2015), and Daniel Canty’s Wigrum (2013).


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“The wilderness we are returned to here is the one formed by language on the edge of wildernesses long gone?the liminal space of fairy and folk tale, where we stare back at the animals we try to deceive ourselves we no longer are. Voice drifts into voice, language into and out of language.” – Jacket2

“Her incantatory ‘songs’ and the insertion of a chapbook of ‘spelles’ give a feel of ancient power to the often medieval imagery.” – Winnipeg Free Press


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Details

Dimensions:

126 Pages
7.11in * 7.60in * .50in
280.00gr

Published:

March 01, 2011

ISBN:

9781894987622

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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