The Interrupted: an Interview with Elisa Sampedrín by Phil Hall & Erín Moure
About the authors:
Phil Hall received Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Poetry in English (2011), for his collection, Killdeer, a work the jury called “a masterly modulation of the elegiac through poetic time.” Killdeer also received the 2012 Trillium Book Award, and was short listed for the 2012 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. Hall’s most recent books are Niagara & Government (Pedlar Press, 2020), and Toward a Blacker Ardour (Beautiful Outlaw, 2020).
Elisa Sampedrín was born in Betanzos, Galiza, Spain and was schooled in mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she was part of the erga student movement during the dying Franco years. She left math later to work in theatre in Québec and Europe. Since 2000, she has done theatre research in Iran and Japan and, at the turn of the decade, in Bucharest. She is currently in the streets in Catalonia demanding the right to vote to choose a country. Sampedrín publishes by interfering in the works of others (which she claims is theatre), most notably, in O Resplandor by Erín Moure.
Erín Moure received Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Poetry in English (1988), for her collection, Furious. Moure is the author of many books of poetry, and a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. Recent books of poems include Kapusta (Anansi, 2015), and (with Chus Pato) Secession / Insecession (BookThug, 2014). A forty-year retrospective of her poetry, Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure, edited and introduced by Shannon Maguire, appeared in 2017 (Wesleyan University Press).
The Interrupted: 5.50 X 8.50 inches, 16 pages, hand sewn then glued into feltweave wraps with black endpapers.
Beautiful Outlaw, 2017