Adriana Lisboa: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Adriana Lisboa Brazilian Poetry


Adriana Lisboa (b.1970) has degrees in music and literature. Among other books, she has published Symphony in White, which won the Jose Saramago Award, and Hanoi, chosen as the book of the year by the Independent, as well as two poetry collections. Her poems and sto­ries have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, Granta, Asymptote and The Indian Quarterly.

Matheus Guménin Barreto: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Matheus Guménin Barreto Brazilian Poetry


Matheus Guménin Barreto (1992) is a poet and translator. He is currently a Ph.D. student in German Language and Literature at University of São Paulo (USP), University of Leipzig and University of Salzburg. He published the following collections of poems: A máquina de carregar nadas (2017), Poemas em torno do chão & Primeiros poemas (2018) and Mesmo que seja noite (2020). A new book will be published in 2022. His poems were translated into English, Spanish, German and Catalan. He joined Printemps Littéraire Brésilien 2018 in France and Belgium at the invitation of Sorbonne University. His translation works include poems and prose excerpts from Bertolt Brecht, Elfriede Jelinek, Ingeborg Bachmann, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nelly Sachs, Paul Celan, Peter Waterhouse, Rainer Maria Rilke and others.

The poem “[is it lawful a poem]” (translated by Rubens Chinali) was first published in Contemporary Brazilian Poetry (2020).

Silvia Schmidt: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry


Silvia Schmidt Brazilian Poet


She was born in São Paulo, but lived in the Northeast and South of Brazil, leaving Florianópolis in 2000 for bolder flights to England and the USA, with the objective of improving the English language, living fantastic experiences. In poetry, her main focus is to work in a multimiditic and contemporary language (concretism) a revolutionary (ontological) psychology search in the lived reality (self-fiction) and in the Cultural exchanges a young and feminine audience, in transcendence.

Isabel Furini: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry


Isabel Furini Brazilian Poet


Isabel Furini is an Argentine writer, poet and educator. He has lived in Brazil since 1980. He is a columnist for the newspaper Paraná Imprensa. He published 35 books in Brazil, among them: “Os Corvos de Van Gogh” and “,,, e outros silêncios”; he participated in an anthology in Buenos Aires. She is an Ambassador of the Word of the César Egido Serrano Foundation (Spain). His poems were awarded in Brazil, Spain and Portugal.

Adriane Garcia: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry


Adriane Garcia (Belo Horizonte, 1973) is a Brazilian poet, writer, theater educator and actress. He graduated in History from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and specialized in Art Education at UEMG. Her first book, "Fables for adults to lose sleep", won the Paraná Prize for Literature in 2013, in the poetry category. In 2017, she was the curator of the Belo Horizonte International Literary Festival.

Bonnie And Clyde

I saw Bonnie and Clyde
So many times
I started to
Only on
Bank robberies

As beautiful as Bonnie
And Clyde
Loving each other
Under the bursts
Was dreaming on
As if you
Robbed me
A hollow

Love is this
That ends up in one of the

Translated by Samantha Batista   


The color white reflects the sun
And sends the heat away
From Earth

If Earth warms up
The ice melts
And Earth does warm up

The seaweed that is born under the ice
Feeds the krill
Wihich feeds the whale

If there's no ice
There's no krill
And there's no whale

I know it's obvious
But I already spoke of love
And you didn't even listen.

Translated by Beta Guedes Cummins