Original title: Rio Silêncio (2004)
Author: Antonio Moura
Translator: Stefan Tobler

Antonio Moura’s third collection has the clarity and urgency of a black and white woodcut. A playful collusion of experimental and traditional poetic styles, this collection has both a powerful mythic reach and a bizarre neo-Baroque flavour. Life appears as uncanny, mysterious, something to be faced by the individual. There is a tension between spiritual insight and the sordid realities of life, between the world of today and that of previous eras, between the wider picture and the intensely personal. Moura’s rhythms and his questioning of contemporary assumptions about poetry and our lives make this a powerful and distinctive – and one might say a very ‘Brazilian’ – book.

Silence River_ Antonio Moura

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arc Publications (March 17, 2012)
Translator: Stefan Tobler
ISBN-10: 1906570671
ISBN-13: 978-1906570675
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