Haul your paper ships up the scorched shore
and then sleep, little-boy captain –
may you never hear the evil spirits
sailing now in flocks.
MIGUEL MARTINS (Lisbon, 1969) has published more than thirty books (poetry, fiction and essays), his most recent ones being pince-nez (Zazie, Brazil, 2016), São Miguel da Desorientação (Macondo, Brazil, 2020), Ferro em Brasa (with Filipe Homem Fonseca (Antígona, 2021). He is also a trasnslator of over thirty books, among them English, French, and Spanish literature. He is a jazz musician and organizer of jazz concerts and festivals, a lyricist, and magazine contributor.