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Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World

Pedro da Silveira (author) George Monteiro (Translated by)
Vamberto Freitas (Introduction by)

ISBN: 9781933227900

Publication Date: Jul 2019

Format: Paperback

Born on the island of Flores, between Europe and the United States, Pedro da Silveira captures the islander's longing for migratory movement, leading to departure and an inevitable return. These fresh and original poems express a deep connection to place, particularly, the insular world of the mid­Atlantic islands of the Azores.
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Longlisted for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

Born on the island of Flores, between Europe and the United States, Pedro da Silveira captures the islander's longing for migratory movement, leading to departure and an inevitable return. These fresh and original poems, now available in this masterful translation, express a deep connection to place, particularly, the insular world of the mid­Atlantic islands of the Azores. In Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World, we find yearning, hope, and loss in equal measure. In plain and direct language, we experience the emotions of dreaming and diminution as well as the discovery of illusions. Behind the poet's searing irony, we recognize a capacious and adventurous spirit.
Imprint Tagus Press
Pages 104
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 Jul 2019
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Series Bellis Azorica
Subject/s Poetry   Poetry by individual poets  
Pedro Da Silveira (1922-2003) was a poet, scholar, and translator who worked for decades at the National Library of Portugal.

George Monteiro is Professor Emeritus of English and adjunct professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies at Brown University.

Vamberto Freitas is lecturer of English at the University of the Azores.

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