Researcher in ecopoetics and the environmental humanities, translator, teacher and poet.

Currently, I am doing research for a book on breathing and suffocating in ecopoetry.


2020PhD English Literature, specialization in North American ecopoetry. Dept. of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden. Thesis: North American Ecopoetry and the Anthropocene: Atmospheric and Geological Entanglements.

As a Doctoral Researcher I worked with ecopoetry as methodology and practice of thinking-with, using ecocriticism to research the formal devices of contemporary ecopoetry to explore and relate with the atmosphere and the geology of the Anthropocene. Supervised by Maria Lindgren Leavanworth and Daniel Andersson.

2014MA English and American Studies, specialization in North American Literature (poetry). University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis: A Nova Poética da natureza de Gary Snyder budismo e ecocrítica na sua obra (Portuguese).

This study of the work of North American poet Gary Snyder was the first thesis in the Portuguese Academy to explicitly use an ecocritical perspective to the study of poetry. Supervised by Margarida Vale do Gato. Final Grade 18/20.

2010Bachelor in Languages Literatures and Cultures, specialization in North American Studies. University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Peer-reviewed books

Atmospheric and Geological Entanglements: North American Ecopoetry and the Anthropocene [dissertation]. Umeå: Department of Language studies, Umeå University; 2020.

Peer-reviewed original articles

Ecopoetry: Overcoming Anthropocene melancholia in the work of Juliana Spahr and Allison Cobb” Kulturella perspektiv – Svensk Etnologisk Tidskrift, Umeå: Umeå universitet 2020, (3), pp. 35-42.

A New Song of Ourselves – Contributions of Gary Snyder’s Poetics of Place to Current Ecopoetics,” Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 1, no. 2 (December), 2020, pp. 32-46.

Poetry and Science Fiction: – Richard Brautigan’s poem “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” as an ecological dystopia.” Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No.1, University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES). 2017

 Editors’ Introduction: “To Penetrate every Wall and Home”: Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Marques, Nuno, Igor Furão and Susana Araújo. estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 5 [Fall 2014] / Special Issue: “Insecurity and Global Terror(s).”

Peer-reviewed edited volumes
Marques, Nunoand Ana Salgueiro (eds).TRANSLOCAL. Contemporary Local and Urban Cultures,5/online issue: “(Un)Inhabited Spaces,” January, 2021.

Marques, Nuno, Igor Furão and Susana Araújo (eds.).estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 5 / Special Issue: “Insecurity and Global Terror(s);” 2014.

Research review articles

“The Culture of Disaster. Marie-Hélène Huet”.Dedalus: Portuguese Journal of Comparative Literature,Special Issue: “Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison,” edited by. Susana Araújo, Carlos G. Castellano and Susana S. Martins, 2015.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

“Experiences of death and dissolution in Paul Bowles’sThe Sheltering Skyand Jack Kerouac’sDesolation Angels,”Paul Bowles: The New Generation. Do You Bowles?, ed. Anabela Duarte, Brill/Rodopi. 2014, pp. 285-9.

“O Teu Lugar” and “Willy Urânio” (translation, introductory and index notes of chapters “Where You Belong” and “Uranian Willy” from Burroughs, William,The Soft Machine).(In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano: Perspectivas Culturais (Reader),edited by Susana Araújo, Ana Raquel Fernandes and Sandra Bettencourt. V.N. Famalicão: Edições Húmus, pp.183-189.

Other publications including popular science books/presentations Translations

(translator). Reilly, Evelyn.Esferovite. Lisboa, Douda Correria, forthcoming, July 2021. (Styrofoam).

(translator). Reilly, Evelyn.Ecolocalização. Lisboa, Douda Correria, forthcoming, July 2021. (Echolocation).

(translator). Cobb, Allison.Plástico Uma Autobiografia.self-published, forthcoming, October 2021. (Plastic an Autobiography).

Marques, Nuno and Alejandro Urrutia (translators). Farrokhzad, Athena.Suite em Branco Lisboa, Douda Correria, forthcoming, July 2021. (Vitsvit).

Marques, Nuno,Vale de Gato, Margarida. Nada NaturalAntologia Poética de Gary Snyder. Lisboa: Douda Correria, 2017. (anthology of Gary Snyder’s poetry in Portuguese, with drawings by Délio Vargas)

Marques, Nuno(translator). Poems by Stephanie Almeida; Anna Corrigan; Mary Fowke; Gabriel Gudding; Geoffrey Hilsabeck, and Rui Zink inNatural In Verso – Anthology of Nature Poetry, ed. José Duarte and Margarida Vale de Gato, Mariposa Azual, 2015, pp. 113; 12-13; 75-7; 20-28; 103-107.

(translator). Poems by North American poets in the blog https:// aquickfix.wordpress.com.

Poetry Collections

Dia do Não.(including drawings by André Alves) Lisboa, Douda Correria, 2018.

“As Faces de Orlando.” Jovens Escritores 2006.Lisboa: Clube Português de Artes e Ideias / 1001 Noites. 2006. pp.133-146. (One of the winners of the National Poetry Prize Jovens Criadores).

Conversa Circular.Alcobaça: Associação Cultural Carpe Diem, 2000.

Single Poems

“Ir e Vir,” “Sapos,” “Coming and Going,” “Frogs.”Natural In Verso – Anthology of Nature Poetry, edited by José Duarte and Margarida Vale de Gato, Mariposa Azual, 2015. pp. 89-90; 90-91.

“Fé.”3 Minutos Antes de a Maré Encher, A Naifa, 2006. (song lyrics)

Blog Posts


    Currently, I am doing research for breathing and suffocating in ecopoetry.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Ecopoetry as an epistemology for the environmental humanities” – Streams: Transformative Environmental Humanities, Stockholm, 3-7 August, 2021 

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