Get Fresh Books
"In this gorgeous new collection of poems, Marina Carreira breathes life into the bittersweet stories of family and culture, a sensory journey into the striking beauty and hard truths of the immigrant landscape cultivated as an American experience. Her poet soul sings—like a Portuguese saudade—in service to safeguarding what has been lost and what should never be forgotten, “to remember it all—sweat and tears, / Luso ancestry, to run roots through/ my future great-granddaughter’s bones.”
— Rigoberto González, author of over twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, and four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets
Finishing Line Press
“Key to the fado sound is saudade, a feeling of longing or lament. Marina Carreira’s verses are teeming with such lament. But like the fado singers from her family’s motherland, her poems find both beauty and courage in this saudade. They are unafraid, unashamed, rich with image and wit. Marina’s Fado poems insist on making music of both joy and tears.”
– Vincent Toro, author of “Stereo.Island.Mosaic” and "Tertulia"
Get Fresh Books
"Radiant and radical, every poem and work of art within these pages remind me of all the brilliant and bold elements of our world, how every word and photograph capture the wild beauty and sacred darkness of existence. More importantly, I am in awe of how this anthology challenges ideas about what is hallow, godly, and beyond ourselves."
-Marina Carreira , curator
Queen Mob's Teahouse
The Acentos Review