The 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College begins on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 with a reading by Montreal poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei.
LB 321 @ 12:30
2055 Purcell Way
OANA AVASILICHIOAEI is poet and translator. She has published a collection of poems (Abandon, Wolsak & Wynn, 2005), and a translation of Romanian poet Nichita Stanescu (Occupational Sickness, BuschekBooks, 2006). Her next book, feria: a poempark will be coming out in 2009 (Wolsak & Wynn). She has given readings and talks in Canada, USA, Spain and Slovenia and frequently teaches creative writing courses at Dawson College in Montreal, where she also coordinates the Atwater Poetry Project reading series ( www.atwaterlibrary.ca/poetry). Currently, she is translating some work from French Quebecois poets, collaborating with Erín Moure on a dialogic work involving translation, and working on a new project of her own poetry that explores and entangles the language of fairytales. She lives in Montreal.
I thought I could loose language and think freely like an animal. I fought with my own tongue.
Then language allowed me other linguas and limbs and I was free once more.
I loved again.
For a time the sky was an opera and we all listened.
For one brief moment no boundary was at war.
For one brief moment no boundary was a boundary.
-- from, "Il Giardino Italiano" (feria: a poempark, forthcoming)