João’s poetry is like a set of keys that keeps opening doors, small hints that carry us very far. As if poetry were for him an inhabiting of inner echoes that are heard within ourselves as new places, new spaces of sex and death, a creative force, life’s dynamics.
Sara F. Costa
João Bosco da Silva was born in Bragança in 1985. He spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Torre de Dona Chama, in northern Portugal. He studied in Porto and lives in Finland.
Poetry books since 2000: Os Poemas de Ninguém (Atelier, 2009), Disse-me António Montes (Mosaico de Palavras, 2010), Bater Palmas E Sete Palmos De Terra Nos Olhos (Mosaico de Palavras, 2011), Saber Esperar Pelo Vazio (Mosaico de Palavras, 2012), Destilações (não edições, 2014), Trepanação de Jerónimo Bosch (Mariposa Azual, 2015), Teoria da Perdição Unificada (Enfermaria 6, 2017), Um Tropeço nos Dias Quentes (Enfermaria 6, 2019).