tooth and nail
everything’s up for grabs
an eye for an eye
where there’s muck there’s brass
We often find the poem set against the world in Miguel Martins’ work. As if we were witnessing an acidic autobiography being spat in the face of days. Nevertheless, this gesture of obstinate hostility allows itself to be interspersed by straight forward, captivating, sexual gentleness. His is not an ambivalent voice but a sure one which has no qualms about making itself heard.
Miguel Martins was born in Lisbon, where he lives. He has published poetry, essays, short stories, a novel and songs.
Poetry books since 2000:
Atol (2002), Cirrose (2003), Penúltimos Cartuchos (2008), O taberneiro (2010), Proibida a entrada a animais (excepto cães-guias) (2010), Lérias (2011), A metafísica das T-shirts brancas (2012), Um homem sózinho (2012), Fôlego sem folga (2012), Cãibra (2012)