The discreet strength of Rui Miguel Ribeiro’s poems rests in his ‘refusal of literary images’ (Europa e mais três poemas, p. 37). His are poems that describe, in an non-frilled manner, the experience of discovering or imagining, even in the greatest aridness, the signs for ‘some life’ (XX Dias, p. 13). And all this is extraordinarily precious in hard times such as ours.
Luís Filipe Parrado
Rui Ribeiro was born in Porto. His is a Mathematician and lives in Lisbon. He had his first poems published at the age of 24.
Poetry books since 2000: Europa e mais três poemas (2007), XX Dias (2009), Um outro lugar (2011), Terreno (2014).