Natan Barreto was born in Salvador, Brazil. He has lived in Rio, Paris, Rome, and, since 1992, in London.
He is the author of six collections of poetry in Portuguese: Under the Roofs of the Night (1999), Hiding Places on Paper (2007), Still Movement (2016), Creatures: animal sketches (2017), A backyard and other corners (2018), which won the Sosígenes Costa Poetry Prize, awarded by the Academy of Letters of Ilhéus, in Bahia, and The Rhythm of the Circle: photographic poems (2019).
He has also published a volume of translations from the French of Madagascan writer Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Almost-Dreams & Translated from the Night (2009), and the biography Among the Mango Trees: the Life of Eunice Palma (2011).
In 2019, an anthology of his poetry was published in German, Ausgewählte Gedlchte.
Here is a selection of his poems translated into English.