Nuno Júdice was born in 1949 Algarve, Portugal. A professor at Lisbon’s Universidade Nova, he served from 1997 to 2004 as the cultural attaché of the Portuguese Embassy in Paris. One of the most important contemporary poetic voices in Portuguese literature he has written more than forty books of poetry, fiction, essays, criticism and drama. His poetry has garnered over a dozen prizes and is translated into twelve languages. Although translated into twelve languages Júdice’s poetry is underrepresented in English.
translated by: Paulo da Costa