Antônio Moura’s third collection plays with both experimental and traditional poetic styles, giving it a powerful mythic reach and a bizarre, neo-Baroque flavour. Life in these poems appears as uncanny, mysterious, something to be faced by the individual. There is a tension between spiritual insight and the sordid realities of life, between the world of today and that of previous eras, between the wider picture and the intensely personal.
With an Introduction by David Treece, Professor in Brazilian Studies at Kings College, London.
Antônio Moura is considered to be among the strongest Brazilian poets writing today, and is one of the youngest poets to appear in Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (2004). Moura has published two previous books of original poetry in Brazil as well as a Portuguese translation of the Madagascan poet Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo.
Stefan Tobler’s poems and translations have appeared in many magazines, including Shearsman, Ambit and Poetry Wales.