New Publication: The Art of Patience by Eugénio de Andrade

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ISBN 978-1-937693-37-4 $15

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:

BEFORE KNOWING

Even where the fingers touch the warmth

of clay, the hand knows 

before knowing. 

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. 

To purchase a copy at the Red Dragonfly Press website click here

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