The poems we’re sharing with you today are part of a collection of translated poetry by the Portuguese author José Luís Peixoto, one of the most acclaimed and best-selling contemporary authors in Portugal. His prose has been translated in twenty languages, but his collected poems were not previously translated into English. We’re very proud to present these beautiful new translations by Hugo Dos Santos selected from the book A Child in Ruins published by Writ Large Press in 2016. I hope you’ll like them as much as we did.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman