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