Ricardo Vasconcelos is an assistant professor of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, and Portuguese language, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Portuguese Literature, and a B.A. in Portuguese and English, from the University of Porto, Portugal. He is the author of *Campo de Relâmpagos – Leituras do Excesso na Poesia de Luís Miguel Nava* (Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2009), in addition to other studies.