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Gonçalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes
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“We face the book when reading. We do not read out of the corner of our eyes; to read is to turn the body toward the letter.”

Gonçalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes
Tavares 2 Body

“We face the book when reading. We do not read out of the corner of our eyes; to read is to turn the body toward the letter.”

Three Poems by Francisco Alvim
​Francisco Alvim

Sometimes the gaze follows
the network of light
without any curiosity

Excerpt from Nine Nights by Bernardo Carvalho
​Bernardo Carvalho

This is for when you get here. You have to be prepared. Somebody has to warn you.

José Saramago by Katherine Vaz

The Portuguese novelist, critic, and translator passed away June 18th, 2010. In the summer of 2001, the Nobel laureate sat down with Katherine Vaz for BOMB.

Fernando Pessoa by Robert Polito
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Only a few years ago Fernando Pessoa was all but invisible in English. Now this outsider’s outsider looms as the latest icon of modern poetry.

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