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Interview with Poet Astrid Cabral

Interview with Poet Salgado Maranhão

Astrid Cabral Salgado Maranhão
Astrid Cabral is one of the most eminent contemporary poets in Brazil. During the 1950s she was a member of the innovative literary movement known as Clube da Madrugada. Author numerous books, she holds a degree in English from Institute Brazil-United States. In 1962, she joined the faculty of the University of Brasilia, but resigned for political reasons following the military coup of 1964. Salgado Maranhão won Brazil’s highest poetry award in 2011 for The Color of the WordAn earlier collection, Mural of Windswon the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti in 1999. In addition to nine books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians.


Interview with Poet Ismar Tirelli Neto

Ismar Tirelli Neto Ismar Tirelli Neto was born in 1985. He is currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. A poet and occasional fiction writer, he also works as a freelance translator and screenwriter. He has released two books of poetry – synchronoscopio (2008) and Ramerrão, both by 7Letras.


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