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New Fiction in Grain Magazine

Issue 42.1  of Grain Magazine – Hearing Voices – is out now, featuring artwork by Wilf Perreault, and new work by Gary Geddes, Paul Cresey, Robert Currie, paulo da costa (fiction), among many others authors.  

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Mara Bettencourt sings poem by paulo da costa

  Mara Bettencourt, Boston, has put to music one of my English poems from The Book of Water. Take a peek at an excerpt from this music video recorded during the 2013 AzoresFringe Festival, in a vineyard with a background … Continue reading

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Malahat Review – Seamless Stories Haunt

The January 2014 issue (#185) of the University of Victoria’s Malahat Review features a review of The Green and Purple Skin of the World.   Fiction Review by Norma Lundberg The Green and Purple Skin of the World: Stories by … Continue reading

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Memória: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers

This first anthology of Portuguese Canadian writers serves as a superb introduction which cogently illustrates the emerging presence of Portuguese literary voices within the Canadian landscape. Embedded in its cultural meaning system, it provides a background upon which the scope … Continue reading

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The Midwife of Torment

  (…) Felismina, the town curandeira, a woman accustomed to probing the depths of the psyche, a midwife of torment, heard about Florindo’s condition. She believed him. “If the boy says he stinks, he stinks. Who are we? Do we … Continue reading

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Pleasant Troubles

A sudden, involuntary flaring of his tongue, a hideous contortion of his face; and apart from this peculiar affliction, Bonifácio Careta remained an ordinary child. The villagers believed everyone entered life with unique, God-given graces—some born to nose-picking, others to … Continue reading

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Art is the next Textile Industry – by Thorsten Nesch

  Creative thoughts on the future livelihood of writers from German author Thorsten Nesch. “Art is the next Textile Industry” Dear reader, the headline is not my opinion and I hope we artists won’t go down that road but I’ll … Continue reading

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Atlantis – sang by Nancy Dutra

Talented Canadian singer Nancy Dutra has put to music one of my English poems from The Book of Water. Nancy has a distinctive and powerful voice that will delight any listener. Take a peek at this music video recorded under … Continue reading

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The Green and Purple Skin of the World – The Quill & Quire Review

The May issue of Quill & Quire features a review of The Green and Purple Skin of the World. The world described in paulo da costa’s second book of short fiction is a sensual one. A poet and translator, da … Continue reading

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Beneath Thin Skin – BC Bookworld feature

In BC’s Bookworld Summer Issue: a brief blurb and mini-interview on my new book. Beneath Thin Skin Possibly B.C.’s only Angolan-born author, paulo da costa was raised in Vale de Cambra, Portugal and arrived in Canada in 1989. Having won … Continue reading

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