Salgado Maranhão has won of all of Brazil's major poetry awards and toured the United States five times, presenting his work at over one hundred colleges and universities. In addition to fourteen books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians. He has published four collections of his work in English: Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012),
Tiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015), Palavora (Dialogos Books, 2019), and Mapping the Tribe (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020). A fifth collection, Consecration of the Wolves, is coming out from Bitter Oleander Press in 2021.