Rising of the Shadows


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Rising of the Shadows

José Pedro Leite, a contemporary Portuguese poet, navigates the complexities of the human experience through his eloquent and moving poetry. His verses exhibit a mastery of language, intertwining vivid imagery with profound reflections on life, love, and the complexities of the human experience. He is a master at capturing the essence of fleeting moments, turning ordinary observations into profound meditations. Leite’s exploration of language is both pioneering and reverent, embracing tradition and innovation while pushing all frontiers to express the convolutions of emotion and thought. José Pedro Leite stands out in contemporary Portuguese poetry for his unique voice and the emotional depth in his poetic world. His poems provide a window into the intricacies of the human soul.



Author: José Pedro Leite


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Dimensões (C x L x A) 20 × 14,2 × 0,7 cm




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Author: José Pedro Leite

José Pedro Leite, 42, was born in Porto, Portugal, and has a degree in Law from the Portuguese Catholic University. He is a poet, a publisher, and a translator and teaches poetry writing workshops.  A prolific and profound poet with 11 books of poetry published.
• Outros litorais (2008)
• As mãos e o lume (2009), winner of the Políbio Gomes dos
Santos Prize
• Respiração Vertical (2011), honorable mention in the Irene
Lisboa Prize in 2013
• M (2013)
• O Conhecimento dos Vulcões (2015)
• A Invenção do Verão (2019)
• A Construção dos Lábios (2020)
• Escarpas (2021)
• Ascensor de Sombras, winner of the Natália Correia Literary
Prize (2021)
• Onde morrem os Barcos (2022)
• Manual de Relentos (2023)



Luisa Mira Corrêa

Luisa Mira Corrêa was born in Porto, Portugal, on November 26, 1977. She is a Chef with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Languages (Translation) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. Works translated: • The Mystery of the Portuguese Waltzes (by Richard Simas, (2019) • Rising of the Shadows (by José Pedro Leite, 2023).

Diniz Borges

Diniz Borges was born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira Island, Azores. At 10, he emigrated with his parents to the United States. He is a lecturer and researcher at California State University, Fresno, where he founded and directs the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI) — and a member of various Portuguese-American organizations. He is the author of several books dedicated to political and cultural analysis of the USA and the Azorean diaspora in North America. He has translated and published poetry, narrative fiction, and essays. He has coordinated and published several anthologies.


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