We’re very pleased to announce this collection of poems by Eugénio de Andrade, one of Portugal’s most important modern poets, and the first collection to appear in the United States in over a decade. Translated and introduced by Alexis Levitin.
The Art of Patience is not a selected poems with poems chosen across numerous collection, but rather, that rarity among poetry translations, a single book in its entirety. Here’s one of the poems:
Even where the fingers touch the warmth
of clay, the hand knows
It’s more alive, this knowing, the knowing
of a bird: eagle swan falcon,
animals almost at their end,
like the fire of these days.
Standing witness to the lynx
is now our obligation.
Because it is so blue.
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