Five Poems from "Monte Abraão”

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Ruy Belo
Alexis Levitin


Poems by the twentieth-century Portuguese poet Ruy Belo. Translated from Portuguese by Alexis Levitin.

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Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin has published forty-seven books in translation, mostly poetry
from Portugal, Brazil, and Ecuador. In addition to Astrid Cabral’s Cage (Host Publications, 2008), his translations from Brazil include five books by Salgado Maranhão, as well as Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm (New Directions, 1989). Translations from Portugal include eleven collections of poetry by Eugenio de Andrade and Rosa Alice Branco’s Cattle of the Lord (Milkweed Editions, 2016). Poetry from Ecuador is represented by Ana Minga’s Tobacco Dogs (Bitter Oleander Press, 2013), Santiago Vizcaino’s Destruction in the Afternoon (Dialogos Books, 2015), and Carmen Váscones’ Outrage (White Dwarf Editions, 2018). He has served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universities of Oporto and Coimbra, Portugal, The Catholic University in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil and has held translation residencies at Banff, Canada, Straelen, Germany (twice), and the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, Italy. He is the founder of the bilingual reading sessions at the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association.