Cláudia R. Sampaio was born in 1981, in Lisbon. In 2014 she published her first poetry book, “Os dias da corja” (Do Lado Esquerdo), followed by “A primeira urina da manhã” (Douda Correria) in 2015 and “Ver no escuro” (Tinta-da-China), in 2016. Since then she has collaborated in several magazines and poetry anthologies. In her spare time, she also likes to paint. Her paintings are intensely expressive and dramatic.