Transition cluster

Poem entitled "Kretxeu" from book of poems by Kaká Barboza (Carlos Alberto Barbosa)

Short story entitled "O Cacho de Dendém" from book of short stories by Fátima Bettencourt

Short story entitled "Conto No. 11" from a collection of short stories by G. T. Didial (João Manuel Varela)

Poem entitled "O poema primordial" by Vera Duarte

Poem entitled " hesperitanas " from book of poems by Filinto Elísio

Poem entitled "À Cidade da Praia" by Jorge Carlos Fonseca

Poem entitled "Raízes" by José Luís Hopffer Almada

Poem entitled "3 pedaços despenhados de Deus e o amor" and poem entitled "nu de portinari" by Oswaldo Osório

Short story entitled "Liberdade Adiada" from book of short stories by Dina Salústio

Short story/fable from collection of short stories by Tomé Varela da Silva

Short story entitled "VI" from collection of short stories by Mário Lúcio Sousa

Poem entitled "Crítica da Razão Poética" by José Luiz Tavares

Poem entitled "Bati com a Porta atrás de mim" from a collection of poems by Valentinous Velhinho

Poem entitled "Mulheres" from collection of poetry by Arménio Vieira

Artwork by Fátima Almeida

Artwork by Nela Barbosa

Artwork by Bela Duarte

Artwork by David Levy Lima

Artwork by Leão Lopes

Artwork by Misá

Artwork by Paulo Rosa


Piece: Poem entitled "Crítica da Razão Poética"

Author: José Luiz Tavares

Year: revised for Transition in 2008

Translated from CVC and Portuguese into English by: Carlos Almeida

Author biography

José Luís Tavares (pseudonym José Luiz Tavares) is a native of Santiago island. He studied literature and philosophy in Lisbon, where he now resides. He published "Paraíso Apagado por um Trovão" in 2003, which was awarded the Prémio Cesário Verde, CMO 1999; the Pr&eeacute;mio Mário António, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2004; and the Finalista Correntes d'escrita/Casino da Póvoa, 2005. His work, "Agreste Matéria Mundo", was awarded the Prémio Jorge Barbosa da Associação de Escritores Caboverdianos, 2006.

Translator biography

Carlos Almeida, a native of the island of São Nicolau, now resides in the United States. An expert on Cape Verdean language and literature, he is a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, where he teaches Cape Verdean Creole (CVC) and advises a number of Lusophone and CVC groups and projects. He is also the co-owner of Rosinha's Restaurant, a popular Cape Verdean restaurant in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, known for its full schedule of cultural events. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Literature, with a focus on Cape Verdean literature, and is currently working to complete the Cape Verdean Creole language learning textbook that he is co-authoring with Inês Brito.