Oana Avasilichioaei

Oana Avasilichioaei interweaves poetry, sound, performance, photography, and translation to expand and trouble ideas of language, histories, polyphonic structures, and borders of listening. She has published six collections of poetry hybrids, including Eight Track (Talonbooks, 2019, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and Limbinal (Talonbooks, 2015), created many performance/sound works that mix electronics, ambient textures, noise, and vocal play, and written a libretto for a one-act opera Cells of Wind (FAWN, 2022). She has also translated many books of poetry and prose from French and Romanian, including Martine Desjardins’s Medusa (Talonbooks, 2022), Catherine Lalonde’s The Faerie Devouring (Book*hug 2018, QWF’s Cole Foundation Prize for Translation), and Bertrand Laverdure’s Readopolis (Book*hug, 2017, Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation). Based in Montréal with forays into New York, Avasilichioaei frequently performs her work in Canada, the United States, and Europe. See www.oanalab.com.

Eight Track

Short-listed 2020 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry


Short-listed 2014 Alcuin Award for Book Design in Canada ( Fiction category)

Winner 2012 Grafika Grand Prize (Typography)