The Clean Shirt of It
Publication Date: July 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Britto.
Paulo Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. His poetry awards include two of Brazil's most prestigious, the Biblioteca Nacional award, and the Portugal Telecom Prize. Britto is also one of Brazil's principal translators of British and American literature. He currently teaches at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Idra Novel is winner of a 2005 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poetry appears regularly in journals and anthologies, and she publishes book reviews and essays in Crossroads, Jerusalem Post, Review of Latin American Literature and Art, and elsewhere. She has taught in Columbia University's Undergraduate Writing Program and at the Catholic University of Chile in Valparaiso.