Dirceu Villa (1975, São Paulo/ Brazil) is the author of four collections of poetry, MCMXCVIII (1998), Descort (2003), Icterofagia (2008) and Transformador (poems, 1998-2013), and the translator of Joseph Conrad’s short-stories from A Set of Six (2009), and Ezra Pound’s Lustra (2011). He's written essays on contemporary poetry and the revision of the poetic canon of Portuguese language for Germina Literatura magazine. He organised an anthology of Brazilian contemporary poets for Mexico City’s La Otra magazine in 2009, and has also written prefaces for Mallarmé, Baudelaire and Christopher Marlowe’s books in Brazil. He was invited to the 2012 PoesieFestival in Berlin. While working on his translation of Basil Bunting’s Briggflatts to Portuguese, he stayed in Norwich during April for a Translation Residency organised by British Council and Writers’ Centre Norwich, as part of British Council’s TRANSFORM programme, which aims to foster long term literary and cultural exchange between Brazil and the UK. He holds a PhD from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) on the Italian and the British poetry of the XVth and XVIth centuries.