PEN Club Poetry Prize 2005
Luís Miguel Nava Poetry Award
APE / CTT Poetry Grand Prix
New Year, new collection, directed by Casimiro de Brito. Little books, big national and foreign names. Opening Antonio Ramos Rosa, with the weight of his name and his age, celebrating the 80!
Antonio Ramos Rosa draws again the contours of the "subtle sphere which is perhaps the domain of liberated divinity." Genesis takes place among the poems for our time. Like a psalm or an adage in which slowness is a condition for meeting a "deliciously naked beloved thing." The world's offer of "the most perfect and sweetest beauty".
Constellations offers a calm of the seventh day. A silence like the grace of a continuity. This text is the brother of Genesis. He relates not transcendence but immanence of the created world which is impossible to enclose in the real or with the real. Finitude, needs are our sources, an "incessant germination ... new horizon". Without sending a message, the work of António Ramos Rosa shines in the "game ... universal".