It may not be unreal, and it won’t have,
like the other one, a Thames for company,
but its river, its estuary as wide as
the sky, never stops being beautiful
Ana Luísa's poetry contains images ranging from the most trivial objects to nature and the celestial world, from where a search is born verging on metaphysics. Nonetheless, she does not consider these themes more important than others, such as love, death and loneliness.
Ana Luísa Amaral teaches Anglo-American literature at the University of Porto. She obtained her Ph.D. with a thesis on Emily Dickinson, having translated many of her poems which were collected in a book, published in August 2010.
Poetry books since 2000:
Imagens (2000), Imagias (2002), A arte de Ser Tigre (2003), A Génese do Amor (2005), Poesia Reunida (2005), Entre Dois Rios e Outras Noites (2007), Entre Dois Rios e Outras Noites (2007), Se Fosse um Intervalo (2009), Inversos, poesia 1990-2010 (2010), Vozes (2012), Escuro (2014), E Todavia (2015), What's in a name (2017)