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Little Theatres: Poems
by Erin Mouré
Erin Mouré, a frequent nominee and winner of the Governor General’s and other literary awards, is one of the most consistently innovative, imaginative poets at work in Canada. With each book, Mouré seeks nothing less than to re-create the act of writing from the ground up. Little Theatres follows this approach, appearing at a timely crossroads, when we most need our langua ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 19th 2007 by House of Anansi Press
(first published April 1st 2005)
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My first encounter with "little theatres," this book features a selection of quotes by Elisa Sampedrin. For example: "Little theatres is a small machine. But not infinitely small. Finite. A small machine." And: "In little theatres, the stone is about as stony as it can get without making the public's head suffer a blow." I've been reading this book for a few months, on and off, and currently my favorite section is the Homenaxes a auga / Homages to Water. Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage, Homage ...more