Nancy Vieira Couto has published a full-length collection of poetry, The Face in the Water (University of Pittsburgh Press), and a chapbook, Carlisle & the Common Accident (FootHills Publishing). Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, and The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry. Additionally, one of her poems is forthcoming online in The Common as part of a special portfolio of Lusosphere writing. Right now she is sheltering in place in Ithaca, New York, where she is poetry editor of Epoch.
The world flicks by and bites / of speech elude their diagrams to hover / in the yellow wood. It is late and soon / the world will be different.
From “Beyond Modernity, We Are Warned” (Carlisle & The Common Accident)