I say this: you shouldn’t write with fear. You should ask poets to whom they read their verse, before having it published. All of them go through this safety net. Today’s poem reminds me of a Modern Times in which poets are workers and poetesses are dutiful housewives. I choose gender’s androgyny.
Beatriz Hierro Lopes’ poetics embody one of the most determined exercises in style to be found in recent Portuguese contemporary poetry, and are defined by a hyper-conscious and a hyper-sensitive outlook through which an affectionate, tangible and immediate reality is permanently constructed, re-created and polarised.
Beatriz Hierro Lopes was born in Porto. She has a degree in History.
Poetry books since 2000:
É quase noite (2013), Espartilho (2015)