LUÍS MIGUEL NAVA
Luís Miguel Nava’s Poesia, consisting of four completed collections and eighty pages of posthumous publications, came out in 2020, twenty-five years after the young poet’s shocking death. Nava’s poetry relies on a fearless visceral depiction of the body, accompanying surging seas of memory and desire. His work, well-known in Portugal, has also appeared in French and Spanish translations. He seems most reminiscent of Francis Bacon and Paul Bowles. Poems drawn from his forthcoming collection in English have been accepted by eighteen magazines, including Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Birmingham Poetry Review, Bitter Oleander, The Dodge, Hollins Critic, The Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, Metamorphoses, Mid-American Review, Osiris, Plume, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Rosebud, and Spoon River Poetry Review.