Author Archives: escritorto

On Falling from Grace – author and reader

This post includes my clarifications (in the guise of a response) to a few points/interpretations raised by Emanuel Melo regarding a few essays in Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey.  I deemed the response  necessary and relevant in light of his … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Response to Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey

Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: A Reader’s Response By Emanuel Melo   I overheard a conversation between a father, his wife and daughter while at lunch at Le Petit Château in Quebec City the other day. “What are you planning … Continue reading

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DiVersos nº23 – «Poesia e Natureza» com paulo da costa, Reiner Kunze e Ricardo Lima

DiVersos nº23 – Detaque para o novo Dossier «Poesia e Natureza» com paulo da costa, Reiner Kunze e Ricardo Lima Caso ainda não conheça a revista de poesia DiVersos aproveite esta oportunidade para a se encantar com este projecto que … Continue reading

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Poetic & Lyrical – impressions by Irene Marques

Irene Marques on Beyond Bullfights & Ice Hockey (essays) Paulo da Costa has a poetic and lyrical voice that is beautiful. It is an appeasing murmur conducive to meditation putting into question the acceptance of the mundane or the fashions of … Continue reading

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Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora – Anthology

Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada: An Anthology Editors Luis Gonçalves and Carlo Matos, Preface by George Monteiro   This anthology brings together fiction, poetry, recipes, and memoirs by some of the best Portuguese-Canadian and … Continue reading

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New short-story in Stand Magazine

STAND magazine is a quarterly print magazine for men who give a damn about being better men, better husbands, better fathers, better partners, better brothers, better friends, better sons, better neighbors, better citizens. STAND magazine, issue two, highlights several individuals and … Continue reading

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New poem in Contemporary Verse 2

Contemporary Verse 2 volume 38.3 “The Open Issue” marks the beginning of CV2‘s fifth decade and features the winners of the Young Buck Poetry Prize and 2-Day Poem Contest. The issue includes new poetry from Sarah Klassen, John Wall Barger, … Continue reading

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Interview in Portuguese-American Review

original interview in Portuguese-American Review   Portuguese-American Review – Congratulations on publishing “Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: Essays on Language, Identity and Writing Culture”. What is this book’s genre or category? paulo da costa – The book can be seen … Continue reading

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The Guest who refuses to be polite – impressions by Emanuel Melo

I’m hanging out with paulo da costa these days. On the crowded subway ride to work in the morning and again in the evening on the way home I listen to him; those around me don’t. But I prefer listening … Continue reading

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Para lá das Touradas e Hóquei no Gelo

Para lá das Touradas e Hóquei no Gelo – Uma Arquitetura da Identidade Multicultural – Homens que são como lugares mal situados Homens que são como casas saqueadas […] Homens encarcerados abrindo-se com facas Homens que são como danos irreparáveis … Continue reading

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