Welcome to my blog. Each week I will be featuring a poet or poetry collection that I love.
A wonderful anthology of Brazilian poets is available.
It was edited by Elizabeth Bishop and originally published in 1972. The reprinted edition features poetry by 14 Brazilian poets.
My favorites include: “Map,” Murilo Mendes; “Imitation of Water,” Joao Cabral de Melo Neto; and “Nightfall,” Cassiano Ricardo.
Friends, I sang as a bird sings
at daybreak. In full agreement
with one single world.
But how could one live in a world
where things had a single name?
An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry (Wesleyan Poetry in Translation), 1997, paperback.