Point of Honour is a landmark anthology of Portuguese poetry, the first of its kind in English.
This definitive, dual-language collection comprises translations of 80-plus poems by Maria Teresa Horta, one of the most revered writers of modern Portugal.
It provides selections from each of her volumes of poetry published over a writing career that spans six decades. The book opens with a critical essay by Portuguese academic, Ana Raquel Fernandes, which – together with the English translations by poet Lesley Saunders – enable an anglophone readership to acquire a sense of the formal, emotional and intellectual power and significance of this poet’s work. The book underlines the importance of creating and sustaining literary connections between the UK and the continent of Europe.