NATÁLIA CORREIA (1923--1993) was born in São Miguel, Azores, but moved to Lisbon at age eleven. An intellectual, poet, political activist, and defender of women’s rights, the charismatic and combative Correia challenged preconceptions and defied conventions, and was first elected to Portugal’s parliament in 1980. One of the most prominent voices of Portuguese literature and culture in the second half of the twentieth century, she was the recipient of the Grand Prize in Poetry from the Association of Portuguese Writers for her book, Sonetos Românticos. KATHARINE F. BAKER is the translator of I No Longer Like Chocolates by Álamo Oliveira, The Portuguese Presence in California by Eduardo Mayone Dias, My Californian Friends: Poetry by Vasco Pereira da Costa, and Smiling in the Darkness by Adelaide Freitas. EMANUEL MELO is a Toronto-based writer. His work has been published in anthologies of Luso-Canadian writers, Cleaver magazine, the TWAS e-Zine, and on RTP’s Comunidades website.