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Revista Pessoa

Three Poems by Salgado Maranhão
By Salgado Maranhão
Islander                                                       …
Translated by Alexis Levitin
The Unsettled Sound of the Landscape
By Itamar Vieira Junior
The wind was strong, and the clothes hanging all along the barbed wire fence began to fall. From the doorway, she saw the violent path of the leaves and the dirt swept along the ground. They ran, returned,…
Translated by Tiffany M. Higgins
The Bad Gardener
By Evando Nascimento
Il y a des natures purement contemplatives et tout à fait impropres à l’action, qui cependant, sous une impulsion mystérieuse et inconnue, agissent quelquefois avec une rapidité…
Translated by Gitanjali Patel
An Elemental Man
By Lucílio Manjate
The man stood for hours before the tiny stone, gazing at nothing, much less the aforementioned stone. Finally, his lips opened like a clam, and out came a baritone voice. Atop the rows of acácias,…
Translated by Eric M. B. Becker
Shadow and Light: Three Poems
By João Luís Barreto Guimarães
18ème arrondissementTo Nuno JúdiceThesculptors of Montmartre must havestudied anatomy (in depth)to chisel such beauty into theirsacred figures. Orelse wandered around (from brotheltobrothel)…
Translated by Eric M. B. Becker