Angélica Freitas

Angélica Freitas (1973) is a Brazilian poet. 

Freitas has a degree in journalism from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and she worked as a reporter for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. She works as a translator, and co-edits the poetry journal Modo de usar & Co


  • Programa Petrobras Cultural writing fellowship (2009)
  • Prêmio Portugal Telecom (2013)
  • Best Translated Book Award for poetry (2016), for the collection Rilke Shake (transl. Hilary Kaplan)


In English

  • Rilke Shake (Phoneme Media, 2015, transl. Hilary Kaplan, 124 p.)
  • You can find more of her poems here:
    • Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2018)

In Portuguese

  • Rilke Shake (2007)
  • um útero é do tamanho de um punho (2013)

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