By José Pedro Leite
José Pedro Leite is a contemporary Portuguese writer and the author of 9 poetry collections. A translator and editor, Leite was born in the northern city of Porto and has always lived near the ocean. Trained in law and a secondary school teacher for a short time, he is a singular figure in a generation of prolific young Portuguese writers. In 2009, he won the Políbio Gomes dos Santos literary prize for his second book As mãos e o lume (The Hands and the Flame). A Invenção do Verão (The Invention of Summer) was published in 2019 and his most recent work, A construção dos lábios (Building Lips) has just been launched by Poética Edições in Braga, Portugal.