S119. Beyond Pessoa, the New Landscape of Portuguese American Literature

Room 608, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


In recent years, there has been a surge in the visibility of Portuguese American literature. From early immigrant tales of fishermen, whalers, carpenters, and factory workers, to modern day poetry and fiction about ethnicity, politics, and identity, this panel will discuss the landscape of Portuguese American writing in the 21st century.



Luis Gonçalves is a professor in the Portuguese program at Princeton University. Editor of the Portuguese-American Review, he specializes in Cultural Studies and researches cultural dynamics in the Portuguese-speaking world.

PaulA Neves’ work has appeared in Quiddity; The Waiting Room Reader II; Between Mountain; The New Laurel Review; The Newark Metro; Lambda Literary Award finalist The Poetry of Sex; and Stonewall Book Award-winning Uncommon Heroes. Her scholarships include Dzanc Books and West Chester.

Millicent Borges Accardi is the author of three poetry books: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, and Only More So, forthcoming. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, CantoMundo, and residencies from Yaddo, Jentel, and Fundación Valparaíso.

Amy Sayre Baptista’s stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, and S’ouwester. She is a CantoMundo fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a scholarship recipient to the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.

Carlo Matos is poet and fiction writer, and he has published three books of poetry and one book of scholarship. An English professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, he is currently co-editing a forthcoming anthology of Portuguese-American/Portuguese-Canadian writing.


February 7–10, 2024
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