'It is a pleasure to welcome one of the new young voices of Portuguese poetry. Rui Lage’s poetry is markedly musical and the frequent use of internal rhymes reinforces the existent strength of its thematic lines, as well as the presence of personal cosmogony. The contemporariness of the media, certain social concerns, religion and science inform Rui Lage’s poems - a constraint-free expressionistic poetry, attentive to the most unsuspected detail and to tradition.'
Rui Lage was born in Porto, where he went to university and obtained a PhD, in the area of Romance Languages and Cultures – Portuguese Literature, about the elegy in the 20th and 21rst centuries. He is a literary critic and editor of several publications, a dramatist and a translator, besides being a poet.
Poetry books since 2000: Antigo e Primeiro (2002), Berçário (2004), Revólver (2006), Corvo (2008), Um Arraial Português (2011)