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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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Obligatory reading for the North American Luso Diaspora – impressions by Diniz Borges

Diniz Borges on Beyond Bullfights & Ice Hockey (essays) Just began to read this new book of essays by paulo da costa. The first essay is amazing. Paulo is a great writer. The title of the book is great. Indeed, … Continue reading

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New book: Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey

Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey Essays on Identity, Language and Writing Culture A book of twelve essays, musings, thoughts, inner conversations, arguments and rambles written over the course of two decades. For those who believe the book is obsolete and … Continue reading

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New Fiction in Prairie Fire Magazine

paulo da costa’s fiction in Prairie Fire‘s spring 2015 issue! The Spring 2015 Volume 36, No.1 issue features fiction by Catherine Brunet, paulo da costa, Alex Leslie and Leanne Lieberman; poetry by Byrna Barclay, Matthew Gwathmey, Bill Howell, Sally Ito, … Continue reading

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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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