Adélia Prado

Ranked by the National Library as Brazil’s fourth most important living poet, Adélia Prado is praised both in literary circles and the mainstream media.  Veja (Brazil’s Newsweek) praised her as “a writer of rare brilliance and invincible simplicity.” Her books in English include The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems of Adélia Prado was (Wesleyan in 1990) and Ex-Voto (Tupelo Press, 2013), both translated by Ellen Doré Watson.

  • Two poems by Adélia Prado (from Miserere) translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Ellen Doré Watson

    On what might be called a street,