The Brazilian poet Raul Bopp was born in Pinhal, Rio Grande do Sul on August 4, 1989. He began as a journalist but moved gradually to poetry and eventually became an economist involved with a diplomatic career that led him to various parts of Brazil, elsewhere in Peru, Austria, and elsewhere, where he served as the Brazilian ambassador. From 1932 to 1941 he served as a foreign service officer in Japan, and then for the next four years in Los Angeles, where he was married.
BOOKS OF POETRY
Cobra Norato (São Paulo: Irmãos Ferraz, 1931); Urucungo (Rio de Janeiro: Ariel, 1932); Poesias (Zürich: Orell Füssli, 1947); Cobra Norato e outros poems (Barcelona: Dau al Set, 1954); Antologia poética (Rio de Janeiro: Leitura, 1967); Putirum (Rio de Janeiro: Leitura, 1969); Miroga e outros poems (Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira/MEC, 1978); Poesia Completa (Rio de Janeiro: José Olympio, 1998).