João Luís BARRETO GUIMARÃES

João Luís Barreto Guimarães nasceu no Porto, Portugal, a 3 de Junho de 1967. Divide o seu tempo entre Leça da Palmeira e Venade. Escreveu 11 livros de poesia, os primeiros sete reunidos em "Poesia Reunida" (Quetzal, 2011), ao qual se seguiram "Você está Aqui" (Quetzal, 2013), traduzido em Itália, "Mediterrâneo" (Quetzal, 2016), que recebeu o Prémio Nacional de Poesia António Ramos Rosa e foi publicado em Espanha, Itália, França e Polónia, e "Nómada" (Quetzal, 2018), editado também em Itália, ao qual foram atribuídos o Prémio Livro de Poesia do Ano Bertrand e o Prémio Literário Armando da Silva Carvalho. Em 2019 publicou na Quetzal a antologia "O Tempo Avança por Sílabas", obra também publicada na Croácia e na Macedónia, à qual se seguiu "Movimento" (Quetzal, 2020). As edições italianas de "Mediterrâneo" e "Nómada" foram finalistas do Premio Internazionale Camaiore em 2019 e 2020, respectivamente, e a tradução para Inglês de "Mediterrâneo" recebeu o Willow Run Poetry Book Award 2020, nos EUA.

João Luís Barreto Guimarães was born in Porto, Portugal (June 1967) where he graduated in Medicine. He is a poet as well as a Breast Reconstructive Surgeon. He teaches Poetry to ICBAS Medical Students at University of Porto.

 

He published eleven poetry books since 1989, including two collections: his first seven books in Collected Poetry (Poesia Reunida, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2011) and the subsequent You Are Here (Você está Aqui, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2013). For Mediterranean (Mediterrâneo, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2016) he received the National Award António Ramos Rosa for best poetry book published in Portugal in 2016. It was published as well in Spain, France, Poland and Italy where it was finalist of Camaiori International Prize 2018. The English translation of the volume by Calvin Olsen, won the Willow Run Poetry Award 2020.

 Nomad (Nómada, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2018), chosen as the Bertrand Poetry Book of the Year in 2018 and recipient of the Armando da Silva Carvalho Literary Prize was also published in Italy where it was finalist of Camaiori International Prize 2019. The anthology Time Advances by Syllables (O Tempo Avança por Sílabas, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2019) was published also in Croatia, Macedonia and Brazil his last volume being Movement (Movimento, Lisbon, Quetzal, 2020).

 

His poems have been published in anthologies and literary magazines through the words. He has read at literary Festivals in Spain, México, Croatia, Germany and USA, as well as in Serbia, via video.

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