Fernando Pinto do Amaral
'Pinto do Amaral has a clear and critical vision, dissecting peoples’ everyday gestures and confronting us with canvases that are evocative of Rembrandt’s chiaroscuro. Conversely he signals the luminous aspects of existence through a register of memories that maintain a close proximity to a present time, which is one of the most significant sources of his poetry.'
Fernando Pinto do Amaral was born in Lisbon where he still lives and where he has until recently been teaching at the Classical University of Lisbon. He is currently the Commissioner for the National Reading Plan. Besides being a poet, he is also a novelist, a literary critic, an essayist and a translator.
Poetry books since 2000: Poesia Reunida (2000), Pena Suspensa (2004), A Luz da Madrugada (2007), Paliativos (2012)