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Erin Mouré Biography | Poet

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Erin Moure (born April 17, 1955 in Calgary, Alberta ) is a Canadian poet and translator of poetry from languages which include, French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish to English. (ref) Her mother Mary Irene was born 1924 in Galicia, Western Ukraine (then Poland ) and emigrated to Canada in 1929.(ref) Erin’s father is William Moure born in Ottawa Canada in 1925. Erin is the oldest of 3, having two younger brothers, Ken and Bill. In 1975 Erin moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she took her second year classes at University of British Columbia in philosophy. After only taking one year of classes Erin left University of British Columbia and got a job at Via Rail Canada where she continued to write poetry and is where she learnt French, Erin still lives in Montreal Canada. =


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