A Look at the Portuguese World



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The poetry of Regina drips down the paint like a river that is mercury, was once water. A wanderer route that created a melancholy inner universe at the same time euphoric that mark her words.

Nostalgia is one of the recurring themes in your poetry. There is perhaps a difference between the outer longing of our world, you feel it when you are out of Portugal and the inner longing, who inhabit the same territory, but misses something, or someone?
Regina Correia: The nostalgia dwells me since I am aware of me, in all its forms, is an unbearable physical pain is as a state of latent soul, melancholy, sadness, anger, desire, impotence, even euphoria, have to do with my travels alone from an early age thru the worlds. Became a crease in my being, inseparable from my body and my soul, far or near my space or my people. Traveled to Angola to Portugal with six years old, alone, delivered to a ship captain friend of my father, I did not know here began the stations of the cross of nostalgia.

Your writing appears only in periods of melancholy, sadness or pain? If not why?
RC: It may seem a cliché but the writing is born of an impulse, often uncontrollable, to enter a message body, a gesture, a word, an image, the laughter, the tears, the sensations, the conflicting feelings cause. Perhaps arises more in times of distress, given my nature to a certain melancholy fate of misfortune. But not necessarily.

Noted an increased need to write poetry when you were out of Portugal?
RC: "Poetry is something so intimate that cannot be defined," citing Jorge Luis Borges. Poetry springs from the depths, seizing the moment. It's like the ocean as it plunges, so that the body will emerge light and lost, even though the bars of existence remain on the horizon. The poem releases. It is the meaningful life. I write poetry ever since. Unprintable, for modesty. And having lived so many years out of Portugal, I edited booksthat include poems of these most times of solitude.

You must have lived to write poetry?
RC: You must live in the existential sense, with all senses alert, to write. To write poetry, especially.

You must have lived to write poetry?

RC: You must live in the existential sense, with all senses alert, to write. To write poetry, especially.

What sets or approaches in poetic terms these two books, "Night Wanderer" and "I'm mercury, I have water."
RC: Both books contain both a kind of life cycle of the elements. "Night Wanderer" is a book of water and fire. Affected by the initiatory trance night of eternal pursuit of love, passion, body ecstatic. It is a river of light and lava. Of lightness. Wanderings of the ridentes shortcuts in the celebration of life. "I am Mercury, I Have Water", the other side, the land and the air languishing on the corner of dying afternoons. The day of the weight that blind, mercury contaminating ancient waters. The western side.

There are poems that define you as a poet or not?
RC: I think that some published poems, and other unpublished, may define
myself as a poet, in the sense that denote delivery to the verb, the poetic transfiguration, to some literary quality. But it is up to those who read feel the author through the text and thus the "sort".

When you write poems you think the cadence of the words to be uttered.
RC: I am very slow to write, in the sense of the final text. This is the excess of the clearance work, the tracery that can mask the essential. Of course the poem feeds on musicality, rhythm, the naked syllables dressing festivity. It does not happen, because I think the cadence of the words while writing, there is a spiritual calling that brings the hand of the river should run singing, dancing across the page.

There are times when you feel that women poets are less recognized in the literary world rather than men?
RC: Oh, sure, women, despite a struggle and much affirmation, continue on a lower plane, from the point of view of its social acceptance, in any context. See what is still happening in the working environment in these countries of the 1st world, as it relates to salary differences, maternity support, equal working conditions. But while hurts saying so, I also think that often, certain types of discrimination has to do with the attitude of the woman herself. Unfortunately, in a time emancipations, there are aspects in which the woman regressed, becoming almost exclusively a consumer product, means for easy marketing revolutions.

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