Poetry. Women's Studies. Translation. Translated by Erín Moure. CAMOUFLAGE is a new collection of poems by the Galician poet and journalist Lupe Gómez. The poems in CAMOUFLAGE are sharp, tender elegies for a mother and for a rural village, its changing walks and ways and words. In CAMOUFLAGE, we see how one person can be "two sisters," with "two pasts." We learn about making cheeses, but also that "Death is a political project." Gómez's bold voice erases the line between the political and the domestic, the experimental and the sequential, and allows for celebratory insight. CAMOUFLAGE was published in Spain in 2017 and is Gómez's eleventh book of poetry but her first published in the United States. The poems were originally written in Galician, a language spoken by about 3 million people, primarily in Galicia, an "autonomous community" in the northwest of Spain. Translator and poet Erín Moure has translated the book into an intimate English with a vivid and tight "linguistic embrace." CAMOUFLAGE is a bilingual edition with a translator's introduction, and presents a new approach to designing work in translation.
Erín Moure is a poet and translator living in Montréal. Her translation of Galician poet Lupe Gómez, Camouflage (Circumference Books, 2019) was a finalist for a 2020 Best Translated Book Award. Her latest book is The Elements (Anansi, 2019) and her latest translations are Uxío Novoneyra's The Uplands: Book of the Courel and other poems (Veliz Books, 2020) from Galician and This Radiant Life (Book*hug, 2020) from the French of Chantal Neveu.
Author City: MONTREAL USA
Poet and journalist Lupe Gómez was born in Fisteus, Galicia, in 1972 and lives currently in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. CAMOUFLAGE (Chan da Pólvora, 2017), her 11th book, is in its third printing in Galicia. It received the prestigious Spanish Critics' Prize for 2018 for poetry in Galician, and the 2018 Gala do Libro Galego Prize for poetry. Her book of poems Pornography, translated into English by Rebeca Lema and Erín Moure, was published in Germany in 2013. CAMOUFLAGE and Pornography appeared in Spanish (Castilian) translation in 2018.
Author City: Santiago de Compostela SPA