Introduced by Richard Zenith
, the foremost Portuguese translator of our day, and with translations by himself and Alexis Levitin
, 28 Portuguese Poets
is a major anthology that surveys more than a century of Portuguese verse, from Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms, through the mid-century and revolutionary period, to the generation of poets writing today. The resulting bilingual volume is a fascinating and enlightening introduction to Portuguese poetry, and reveals a rich and various body of verse that is at once a place of departure and exploration as well as, in the words of Alexandre O’Neills famous poem Portugal “an ongoing discussion with myself”.