"José Luís Peixoto is one of the most surprising revelations from recent Portuguese literature"
- José Saramago, Nobel Prize-winning author of Blindness
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A Child in Ruins is the first translation into English of the poetry of José Luís Peixoto. Published by Writ Large Press, the collection represents a selection from Peixoto's three collections of poetry that have been published in Portuguese: A Criança em Ruínas (A Child in Ruins), first published in 2001, A Casa, a Escuridão (The House, the Darkness), first published in 2002, and Gaveta de Papéis (Paper Drawer), first published in 2008.
A Criança em Ruínas was awarded the Award of the Portuguese Society of Authors as the best book of poetry published in that year.
Poetry Translation Feature - poems by José Luís Peixoto in jelly bucket
"Passage" in Lunch Ticket (in PDF)
"Running" an excerpt from Brick City in upstreet magazine (in PDF)
"Story: A life in three moments" in Brittle Star (in PDF)
"Untitled" in mOthertongue (in PDF)
"Outra Carta de Amor" in Revista 365 (in PDF)