The Distant Song by Oana Avasilichioaei

— To the crow we give bread, give river
— What longing, friend, longing for you
— To the crow we cast the lighthouse, cast sky
— What distance, friend, distance from you
— To the crow we gather seed in summer
— What longing, friend, longing for you
— To the crow we disrobe the towers of winter
— What distance, friend, distance from you
— To the crow we wind the wisteria, the sob
— What longing, friend, longing for you

Birds, their own servants, bird us the longing
of landscapes, orating distance, milled years

 

Oana Avasilichioaei will be reading her poetry at  Storyfest in Hudson, Quebec,  on October 11, 2012

Oana has performed her work and given talks on poetics and translation at readings, conferences and festivals in Canada, USA, Mexico and Europe and was the founder and curator of the Atwater Poetry Project reading series in Montreal from 2004 to 2009.

In 2010-2011, Avasilichioaei was the Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary where she explored a new body of work that crossed between performance, orality and the book object. In 2009, she was the Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at Green College, University of British Columbia.

“I am continuously becoming a poet.” Oana Avasilichioaei

For more information go to Storyfest website: www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org/storyfest.html

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