This House: Selected Poems by Ana Martins Marques

Scrambler Books

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Translated and illustrated by Elisa Wouk Almino

This House collects a selection of poems by the contemporary Brazilian poet Ana Martins Marques. The poems, translated by Elisa Wouk Almino and drawn from three of Marques's books, revolve around domestic objects and the home. The poems are also illustrated by Wouk Almino with watercolor drawings. 

About the Author 
Ana Martins Marques was born in Belo Horizonte in 1977. She is the author of the poetry collections A vida submarina (Scriptum, 2009), Da arte das armadilhas (Companhia das Letras, 2011), O livro das semelhanças (Companhia das Letras, 2015), Duas janelas (with Marcos Siscar; Luna Parque, 2016) and Como se fosse a casa (with Eduardo Jorge; Relicário, 2017). She has received various literary awards in Brazil, among them the Prêmio da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional and third place for Prêmio Oceanos. Her poems have been translated into English, French, Italian, and Spanish. This House is her first book published outside of Brazil. 
About the Translator 
Elisa Wouk Almino is a writer and translator from Portuguese. She was born into a Brazilian family, but traveled far and wide, to end up in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a B.A. in English from Barnard College and an M.A. in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University. She is currently working on an English translation of Paulo Leminski’s poetry and is the associate editor at Hyperallergic.


Published by Scrambler Books
Publication Date: 2017
65 Pages