Behind the Stars, More Stars
The Tagus/Disquiet Collection of Luso-American Writing
A new anthology of Luso-American literature featuring the story “Borders” by Hugo dos Santos.
Presenting experimental and boundary-breaking prose from women, people of color, and LGBTQ writers, Behind the Stars, More Stars imagines a more diverse and inclusive Luso-American and Portuguese-American literary scene, which has traditionally been dominated by male voices. Since its first “Writing the Luso Experience” workshops were held in 2011, Dzanc Books’s Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon has aimed to break silences within today’s Luso-American communities. Disquiet faculty Katherine Vaz and Frank X. Gaspar appear alongside up-and-coming writers from the workshops, such as Traci Brimhall, Megan Fernandes, Hugo Dos Santos, and previously unpublished women writers.
A Child in Ruins is the first English translation of the poetry of José Luís Peixoto. Published by Writ Large Press, the collection represents a selection from Peixoto's three books of poetry: A Criança em Ruínas (The 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 won the 2001 Award of the Portuguese Society of Authors as the best book of poetry published that year.
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"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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Poet Interview, by Dimitri Reyes for his YouTube channel
"the boy is a body," poem in Puerto del Sol, 53:1, The Science Issue
an excerpt from An Involuntary Biography of Love, translation of fiction by João Tordo, at Electric Literature
"Fado, Feminism, and Faith in I Sing to that Bird Knowing He Won't Sing Back," review at The Fanzine
"Night," fiction at Hobart
"Wisdom," fiction at The Common, Dispatches
"Running," fiction from Brick City in the 2017 Write Well Award Anthology, pp. 212-221
Six poems, translation of poetry by José Luís Peixoto, at Sangam House
Poetry Translation Feature, translation of poetry by José Luís Peixoto,, in jelly bucket, issue 7, pp. 21-27
"Running," fiction from Brick City in upstreet magazine, issue 12, pp. 37-47 (in PDF) - Winner, Write Well Award
"Story: A life in three moments," fiction in Brittle Star, issue 37, pp. 53-54 (in PDF)
"Untitled," poem in mOthertongue, Spring 2002 (in PDF)
"Outra Carta de Amor," poem in Revista 365, Summer 2004 (in PDF)