The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2012

Publication of The Marriage of the Portuguese (Expanded Edition) by Sam Pereira

The Marriage of the Portuguese
The Marriage of the Portuguese
(Expanded Edition) by Sam Pereira

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of The Marriage of the Portuguese (Expanded Edition) by Sam Pereira. Offering the dilemma of the hyphenated American, these poems speak from a place of beauty between two worlds, the old and the new.

In poems evocative of times past, The Marriage of the Portuguese is replete with images of seas both literal and metaphorical–the earth´s oceans and the troubled waters of the emotions. Throughout, Pereira maintains the dignity his ancestors demanded, while intentionally courting risks that are inescapable. Caught up in familial complexities inherent in being third-generation Portuguese in America, Pereira´s theme remains one of positive belief–even if not strictly the belief of his ancestors, nevertheless belief true to his rich Portuguese heritage.

Sam Pereira's books include Brittle Water and A Café in Boca. He lives and teaches in California´s San Joaquin Valley.

The Marriage of the Portuguese is volume 16 of the Portuguese in the Americas Book Series published by Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth.

For more information, please contact Mario Pereira, Managing Editor of Tagus Press at 508-999-8255 or To purchase the volume, please visit the UPNE website by clicking here.