Adélia Prado is one of the foremost poets of Brazil. Author of seven books of poetry and eight of prose, Prado has been praised by Veja (Brazil's Newsweek) as "a writer of rare brilliance and invincible simplicity." Or, as Carlos Drummond de Andrade famously declared, "Adélia is lyrical, biblical, existential; she makes poetry as naturally as nature makes weather." Wesleyan University Press published her first volume in English in 1990, The Alphabet in the Park, translated by Ellen Doré Watson. Tupelo Press will bring out a new Prado collection translated by Watson in 2013.
Ellen Doré Watson (translator)
Poet and translator Ellen Doré Watson's most recent book is Dogged Hearts. Recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, Watson is poetry and translation editor of The Massachusetts Review, directs the Poetry Center at Smith College, and teaches in the Drew University low-residency MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.
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July / August 2012