This is a translation of a noted Brazilan poet and novelist, by Governor General award-winning translator Hugh Hazelton. Travares' work has been translated into Italian and German, but this is her first poetry to appear in English. The book will contain an introduction to the poet, and will be presented as a facing-page translation.
Born in 1930, in São Paulo, Brazil, Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares is the author of numerous books, including Termos de comparação (Perspectiva, 1974); O japonês dos olhos redondos (Paz e Terra, 1982); O nome do bispo (Brasiliense, 1985); O mandril (Brasiliense, 1988) and Joias de família (1990). She has received numerous awards including the 1974 Award for Literature by APCA, the Mercedes Benz Award for Literature in 1985 and a Jabuti Award for Fiction in 1991.