"My most childish dream is to be translated," wrote Orides Fontela (b. 1940 in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo). "It's completely silly, of course. But it must be nice to be international." Below is a conversation with Chris Daniels, who compiled and translated the poems in One Impossible Step — the first ever collection of Orides Fontela’s poetry to appear in English, out today from Nightboat. Of the collection, he states he “tried to show the way Orides Fontela cognized life, and to give the reader an idea of what she was like as…

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