August Words Without Borders Brazil Out now

The August Words Without Borders featuring Brazil is out now.

This month we’re presenting writing from Brazil, with authors going beyond bossa nova and the beach to present new perspectives on this vibrant and complex country.

Cristhiano Aguiar’s “Natanael” sees a young man find illumination in the murk of a Sao Paolo river

Antonio Prata’s “Plan” employs Shakespeare, Harold Bloom, and pop star Michel Teló

Carol Bensimon’s “Underwater Snooker” finds young friends reeling from a sudden death

And more fiction and poetry from Horácio Costa, Orides Fontela, Angélica Freitas, Armando Freitas Filho, Rodrigo de Souza Leão, Vinicius Jatobá, Antônio Moura, and Laurenço Mutarelli, plus a special feature of poetry from the Faroe Islands by Sissal Kampmann, Tóroddur Poulsen, and Vónbjørt Vang.