Honey and poison

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Carcanet, Jan 1, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 64 pages
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This is the first comprehensive selection in English of the poetry of one of Portugal's finest contemporary writers. Condensed and intimate, sometimes slyly secretive, Pedro Tamen's poems encapsulate moments of passion, revelation, wit, and love while also conveying a sense of history and place. This work reflects the land and emotions of a country that has moved from dictatorship to democracy over the past three decades.

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Contents

Air currents are rippling
22
What green or yellow what alteration
28
A dog lingering at the stoop
34
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About the author (2001)

He is an American who has lived in Portugal for the past 7 years, where he is a professor of journalism at the University of Porto. His short fiction has been anthologized in The Book of Eros, Men on Men:6, and Too Kisses.

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