|Born||Maria de Lourdes d’Oliveira Canellas da Assunção Sousa
19 May 1928
|Died||30 November 2011
|Occupation||Poet and writer|
|Spouse(s)||Fernando d’Assunção Sousa|
|Parents||Mário Canellas and Maria Eugénia d’Oliveira Canellas|
She was born in Lisbon, in Santa Isabel parish, in 1928. She was the daughter, along with four brothers, of Mário Canellas and Maria Eugénia d’Oliveira Canellas. She married Fernando d’Assunção Sousa in 1950 and moved from Campo de Ourique, where she had lived during her youth, to Sintra. There she raised five children and wrote most of her work. She started writing poetry at the age of 15, and soon had her work published in Portuguese newspapers and magazines, both in the continent and overseas. With her first pseudonym Ana Arlési, she was awarded several youth poetry prizes. But it was by the time she was 20 that Ana Daniel defined her literary path, gaining all the intensity that made her poetic work so remarkable.
“Nos Olhos das Madrugadas” (Arbusto Editores, 2010), her last book, comprehends the loneliness of body and soul, made of loss and absence, and also of nostalgia, perhaps the most persistent feeling within her lyrical poetry, which is a filigree of emotions, whether of acceptance or nonconformity.
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