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MOURÉ, ERIN, 1955-

Erin Mouré fonds. - 1973-1990. - 7 m of textual record and graphic material.

Biographical Sketch

Poet Erin Mouré was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1955. She studied briefly at universities in Calgary and British Columbia, and has lived in Montreal since 1985. Mouré worked as a CN/Via Rail employee and as an editor and translator. Her first book of poetry Empire, York Street (1979) was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She received the Du Maurier Award twice for poetry (1982, 1993), the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Domestic Fuel (1985) and a Governor General's Literary Award for Furious (1989). Of her more recent works Search Procedures (1996) was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and WSW (West South West) (1989) won the QSPELL Award. Mouré recently published a book-length poem Pillage Laud (1998).

Scope and Content

The Erin Mouré fonds includes typescripts and proofs, as well as the editorial correspondence and contracts for nine published books of poetry, short stories and essays written between 1973 and 1990. The fonds contains literary and personal correspondence (some between Erin Mouré and Bronwen Wallace from the period 1985 to 1987); notebooks; drafts of poems; journal entries; sketches and drawings; and copies of periodicals in which Mouré's work has been published.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Erin Mouré in 1997. [1997-07]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: some restrictions on access.

Finding Aid: preliminary list available.

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