Sobre Augusto dos Anjos

Was a Brazilian poet born in the city of Cruz do Espírito Santo, Paraíba, April 20, 1884. He was a very atypical person, with similarly atypical poetry which has been classified as Symbolistic, Parnasian and even pre-modernist. His work has, since its publication, been subject to controversy amongst writers, being admired and despised by critics and laymen alike.

TWO POEMS

  Modern Buddhism Here, Doctor, take these scissors… cut My most exceptional persona… Who cares if vermin should englut My heart completely when I die?! Alas! A vulture has alighted on my fate! And the aquatic diatomaceae thither… Their capsulated cryptogam will wither On contact with that right hand’s weight. So let my life disintegrate […]