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 (1956-2022) taught 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. Her books were awarded, amidst other distinctions, the Reina Sofia Prize for Ibero-American Literature, the Internazionale Fondazione Roma Prize: Ritratti di Poesia, and the PEN Prize for Fiction.
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), Ágora (2019), Mundo (2022).