ISSUE 29 – March 2021

Bem-vindo! Welcome to the 29th issue of The Brasilia Review, a Portuguese extravaganza. We present herein five poets of Brazil and Portugal from the 19th century.

On each page the works appear in English at the top, with the original Portuguese below. All translations are by the editor.



Error by Machado de Assis

     “That frozen pendulum / That you called heart”

The Abuse of Both Sexes by José da Costa

     “the mob of vices comes to cut them down”

Rose in Bud by Faustino Fonseca Júnior

     “Because you are love’s offering”

Impromptu by Bulhão Pato

     “in my breast it’s cloaked”

The Light of Philosophy by Angelina Vidal

     “A being flung into the stupid campfire!”