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About The Author
Born in Algarve, Portugal, 1938. His cultural activity began in 1953 and includes contributions to newspapers, poetry readings, poetic works, fiction, essays, diaries and translations. His activity has also involved countless lectures and colloquia at schools, factories, cultural associations and universities at home and abroad, included rather frequent attendance at conferences and poetry festivals all around the world. He has edited several literary magazines: Cadernos do Meio-Dia (1956-1959), Outubro/Fevereiro/Novembro (1970-1972), Loreto 13 (organ of the Portuguese Writers’s Association).
He is president of the Portuguese P.E.N. and director of three poetry festivals: in Lisbon, at Porto Santo (Madeira) and at Faro (Algarve). He was President of the Association Européenne pour la Diffusion de la Poésie. He is advisor of the World Haiku Association, Tokyo.
He is the author of 41 titles of poetry, fiction, aphorisms and essays and his works have been included in more than one hundred anthologies and translated into 21 languages. Several prizes for his work, including some international prizes, like: the Poetry European Prize Sibilla Aleramo/Mario Luzi (2004) for the anthology “”Libro delle Cadute”" published in Italy in 2004, and the first “”Poetry International Prize Leopold Sedar Senghor”" (2002).