Carnaval Press presents Airspace and Neverland is Too Far Away at The Library

Carnaval Press is a small press specialised in poetry written in Portuguese. The proposal of this small press is to present Brazilian contemporary poetry, and also Portuguese poetry in translation to poetry readers in the UK.

Airspace (Espaço Aéreo) is a collection of poems written in airports by the Portuguese poet Ricardo Tiago Moura (Coimbra, 1978). Ricardo had four books of poetry published in Portugal: Um gato para dois (Hariemuj, 2013), ‘Estolas a D.’ (não edições, 2013), 1 gato para 2 (não edições, 2015) and pequena indústria (Tea for One, 2016). Espaço Aéreo was originally published in Brazil in 2014 by Arqueria Editorial, was translated to Spanish by Alfredo Ruiz, and will be published in Lima by Amotape Libros. He lives in Køge, Dinamarca, and is also a collage artist.

Virna Teixeira’s Neverland is Too Far Away is a collection of poems originally published in Lisbon in 2014 (Não Edições), and translated by the author and by Edward Leek, with illustrations by Portuguese artist João Concha. Virna is a Brazilian poet and neurologist who moved to London in 2014. She had four books of poetry published in Brazil, wrote several poetry pamphlets, participated in anthologies of Brazilian poetry abroad, and has published four books of poetry in translation. Virna organised international poetry festivals in Brazil and Portugal, and has been developing an activity as a publisher with her former Arqueria Editorial in Brazil, and now with Carnaval Press in the UK since 2015.

When: 13th January, 19h30.

Address: 112 St Martins’ Lane, Covent Garden, London

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