Miguel Martins (Lisbon, 1969).
As a writer, he has published more than thirty books (poetry, fiction and essays)., including: Jazz e Literatura (Campo das Letras, 1998), Cirrose (Fenda, 2003), Lérias (Averno, 2011), Cotão (& etc, 2014), pince-nez (Zazie, Brazil, 2016), São Miguel da Desorientação (Macondo, Brazil, 2020), Ferro em Brasa (with Filipe Homem Fonseca (Antígona, 2021).
His poems were published in the following countries: Brazil, Serbia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Mexico, Cape Verde, England, Estonia, Scotland and Slovenia.
As a translator, he also has more than thirty books published including works by Cioran, Poe, Hery Roth, Lorca, Frédéric Gros, Rabelais, E. M. Forster, Aminata Sow Fall, Terry Eagleton, Eric Knight, Paula Hawkins, Jack Miles, Alfred Jarry, John Mateer, Luigi Russolo, Foucault, John Meacham, and many others.
He’s a member of the editorial board of the magazine Gândara (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro). Has been a frequente contributor to the magazine Colóquio/Letras (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon) since 2009.
As a lyricist, his words have been recorded by the following Portugueseartists: António Victorino d’Almeida, Ricardo Ribeiro, Cuca Roseta, Marco Rodrigues, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Fernando Alvim, Ciganos D’Ouro and Carla Pires.
As na improvisation/free jazz musician, he has published two CDs: Dada Dandy: A Favola da Medusa featuring George Haslam (Slam Records, England, 2014) e Herbarium: A Favola da Medusa (A Palavra, 2021). He has also organized hundreds of jazz and improvised music concerts, as well as the Cape Verde Development 1st International Jazz Festival (Sal, 2007) and the Jazz & Poetry Nights (Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon, 2020 and 2021).