Between the avidness of reading and a certain meta-poetic tension, Luis Filipe Parrado’s poetry builds up a space whose reading instructions are simple and almost suggested by himself: ‘hands have to be well washed before sitting down at poetry’s table.’ Then one has to focus, un-focus, and focus again on the objects. It is the light that Luis Filipe Parrado brings onto the objects that is demanding.
David Teles Pereira
Luís Filipe Parrado was born in Seixal, a small town on the south bank of the river Tagus. He is a secondary school teacher.
Poetry books since 2000: Entre a Carne e o Osso (2012), Roma não perdoa a traidores (2021).