Rosa Alice Branco teaches the Psychology of Perception and Contemporary Culture at the Institute of Art and Design near Porto, Portugal. She is the organizer of an annual poetry festival in her hometown of Aveiro, serves as Secretary to the Portuguese PEN Club, and attends international poetry festivals all over the world. Her work has been translated into numerous languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. In the USA, Alexis Levitin's translations of her poems, all of them the result of spirited collaborative agon with the poet, have appeared in various magazines, including Artful Dodge, The Café Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, The Hollins Critic, Marlboro Review, Metamorphosis, The New England Review, Osiris, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Seneca Review, and The Temple.
Alexis Levitin is professor of English at SUNY-Plattsburgh and a translator from the Portuguese. He has published twenty-two books of translations, mostly Portuguese poetry, including work by Portugal's best known and most popular living poet, Eugenio de Andrade.