The Clean Shirt of It

Poems of Paulo Henriques Britto

By Paulo Henriques Britto; Idra Novey (Translator)
(BOA Editions, Hardcover, 9781929918935, 119pp.)

Publication Date: August 2007

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The first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Britto.

About the Author
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 Novey is an award-winning poet and translator. Born in western Pennsylvania, she has since lived in Chile, Brazil, and New York. Her collection Exit, Civilian was selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
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