Writer, teacher, and translator Paulo Henriques Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. His most recent collection, The Clean Shirt of It (BOA Editions 2007), is his first full-length poetry title translated into English, and in 2011 he was featured at the biennial Princeton Poetry Festival. His third collection of poems, Trovar Claro, received Brazil's equivalent of the National Book Award from the Biblioteca Nacional, and his fourth book, Macau, won Brazil's most prestigious award, the Portugal Telecom Prize. In 2005, he published his first short story collection, Paraisos artificiais. Paulo Henriques Britto currently teaches translation and creative writing on the undergraduate level, and poetry translation and literature in the graduate school at PUC-Rio. Has translated about 100 books of mainly poetry and fiction.