By Richard Zenith

28 Portuguese Poets

Edited and introduced by Richard Zenith, this bilingual anthology presents more than a century of Portuguese poetry, beginning with Pessoa and his heteronyms


This major bilingual anthology, edited and introduced by Richard Zenith, and with English translations by Richard Zenith and Alexis Levitin, introduces the work of 28 Portuguese poets (beginning with Fernando Pessoa and his ‘heteronyms’), and reveals a richly varied body of verse that is at once a place of departure and exploration as well as, in the words of Alexandre O’Neill’s ‘Portugal’, “an ongoing discussion with myself”. Among the poets included are Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, Álvaro de Campos, Fernando Pessoa, Florbela Espanca, Jorge de Sena, Sophia de Mello Breyner, Carlos de Oliveira, Eugénio de Andrade, Mário Cesariny Alexandre O’Neill, António Ramos Rosa, Herberto Helder, Ruy Belo, Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão, Luiza Neto Jorge, Vasco Graça Moura, António Franco Alexandre, Al Berto, Nuno Júdice, Ana Luísa Amaral, Adília Lopes, Paulo Teixeira, José Tolentino Mendonça, Luís Quintais, Daniel Faria, Margarida Vale de Gato and Daniel Jonas.

“Provocative, profound, sensual, questioning, and sometimes impishly surreal, we are the better for these Portuguese voices.”
– Patrick Kehoe, RTÉ TEN

ISBN 978 1 910251 00 3 Paperback
ISBN 978 1 910251 49 2 Hardback
216 x 140 mm
285 PP

Additional information

Weight.4 kg
Dimensions216 × 140 mm


Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781910251003 PB
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 285 pp
  • Published: : 2014

About The Author


Richard Zenith (born 1956, Washington, D.C.) is an American-Portuguese writer and translator, winner of the Pessoa Award in 2012. His translations of Fernando Pessoa and of contemporary Portuguese poets in general are greatly admired and widely published.