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Alberto de Lacerda
Born Alberto Correia de Lacerda
September 20, 1928(1928-09-20)
Died August 27, 2007 (aged 78)
London, England
Nationality Portuguese

Alberto Correia de Lacerda (1928-09-20 – 2007-08-27) was a Portuguese poet and BBC Radio Presenter.



Alberto de Lacerda was born in Mozambique in 1928. In 1946, Lacerda moved to Lisbon. In 1951, he began work at the BBC working as a radio presenter. In the years after that, he travelled to Europe and lived in Brazil between 1959 and 1960. Following that, he moved to the United States of America and lived there between 1967 and 1989. He put together a collection of his poetry called Round Table. In Portugal, he created a series of poems that were published in the Portucale magazine. They revealed a mysterious world.[1]

Lacerda died on the 27th of August 2007 in London aged 78.[2] His body was found by the English art critic John McEwen, with whom he had a lunch planned.

Published Poetry

  • 1955 - 77 Poems
  • 1961 - Palace
  • 1963 - Exile
  • 1969 - Selected Poems
  • 1981 - Tauromaquia
  • 1984 - Offering I
  • 1987 - Compliment of London
  • 1988 - Noon (Prémio Pen Club)
  • 1991 - Sonetos
  • 1994 - Offerings II


  1. ^ Portugal Século XX - Portuguese Célebres, Lisbon: Círculo de Leitores, 2003, p. 166.
  2. ^ The death of the poet Alberto de Lacerda (in Portuguese)

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