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ISBN: 9781772012385 | Paperback

208 pages | Pub. Date: 20191015
6 W × 7.75 H × 1 D inches
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
Rights: WORLD

Poet and intermedia artist Oana Avasilichioaei’s Eight Track is a transliterary exploration of traces. Sound recordings, surveillance cameras, desert geoglyphs, drone operators, refugee interviews, animal imprints, and audio signals manifest moments of inspired wonder, systems of power, slippages, debris. In “the great era of seeing” when the boundary between tracking agent and monitored subject is worn thin by politics and commerce, Eight Track assembles a set of discordant melodies, polyphonic voices, transcriptions, theatres, and images in a struggle to hold on to agency and awe. Stirring from languages of oppression to languages of resistance, Eight Track echolocates the nameless, the noisy, the scattered, and the voiceless. This is ultimately a book of relations—of each of us to each other, to other life forms, to environments, to cultures, to the obsolete and the absolute, to the animal vitality we share.

Finalist 2020 The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

"Avasilichioaei is one of the sharpest intermedia and translation artists working in Canada today. Creating deliberate forms of 'interference' across multiple metaphorical registers and heterogeneous materials, her newest work also 'interferes' suggestively with conventional book form."
Alberta Views

"One of the many strengths of Avasilichioaei’s practice is that a reader can pick up the material object that is the book and flip through its pages, then transform into a listener attending the public, sensory expansion of the book’s words into sound, while simultaneously morphing into a viewer of art, a critical thinker, and even a participant implicitly invited to adapt one of the poems as a script for further improvisation and production."
Montreal Review of Books

"Avasilichioaei’s poetics are so fully immersed in their strategies that the watchful reader is likely to remain both alert and willing to consider her points.”
—Nick Thran, EVENT Magazine

By Oana Avasilichioaei

Oana Avasilichioaei interweaves poetry, translation, photography, sound, and performance to explore an expanded idea of language (whether textual, visual, aural, etc.) as reverberatory and evolutionary, polylingual and polyphonic poetics, historical structures, borders and movement. Her six poetry collections include We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn, 2012, A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and Limbinal (Talonbooks, 2015).

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news | 2020-10-17
Oana Avasilichioaei’s Eight Track is a finalist for the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry!

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news | 2020-09-22
Oana Avasilichioaei, Sophie Bienvenu, Mercedes Eng, Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny at the Winnipeg Thin Air Festival

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news | 2020-07-23
Oana Avasilichioaei on the cover of the Montreal Review of Books

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news | 2020-03-23
Oana Avasilichioaei performs Operator, from Eight Track

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news | 2019-10-15
Eight Track Is in the Building!

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