The factory chimneys were like
stork necks, and when they gave off
smoke it was as if the storks were opening
Nuno Júdice’s poetry (...) progressively abolishes the boundaries between the various domains of physical, spiritual and dream-like reality; such worlds are converted into hypotheses of language, and therefore into the poem, through a process which is very clearly conveyed by the title of one of his books: ‘the romantic mechanism of fragmentation.
Nuno Júdice was born in Mexilhoeira Grande, Algarve. He is a Professor of Literature at the Universidade Nova in Lisbon, where he lives. He is currently the Editor of the Gulbenkian Foundation literary magazine, Colóquio-Letras. He published his first poetry book in 1972, followed by many others and was the recipient of several renowned poetry prizes. Throughout the years, he has also published extensively as a novelist, an essayist and a literary critic.
Poetry books since 2000:
Poesia Reunida (1967-2000) (2000), Pedro, Lembrando Inês (2001), Cartografia de Emoções (2001), O Estado dos Campos (2003), Geometria Variável (2005), As Coisas Mais Simples (2006), As coisas mais simples (2006), O Breve Sentimento do Eterno (2008), A Matéria do Poema (2008), Guia de Conceitos Básicos (2010), Fórmulas de uma luz inexplicável (2012), Navegação de Acaso (2013), O fruto da gramática (2014), A Convergência dos Ventos (2015), O Mito da Europa (2017)