WORLD MAP OF PORTUGUESE

WORLD MAP OF PORTUGUESE AngolaBrazilCape VerdeDadra / Damão / Diu / Goa / Nagar Haveli (India)Guinea-BissauMacao (China)MozambiquePortugalSão Tomé e PríncipeEast Timor LEARN ABOUT PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE MORE PEOPLE SPEAK PORTUGUESE THAN FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN OR JAPANESE Larry Rother, from The New York Times

ONE CONCEPT OF SIBILA

Régis Bonvicino talks with SIBILA PETLEVSKI, September, 4th, 2006-09-04 RB: Why did your parents name you Sibila? SP: It was my mom’s idea. But, let me first tell you that both of my parents were internationally known painters. (One of my father’s works from the 60s, when he got the first prize in painting at […]

THE RENAISSANCE OF 1910

THE RENAISSANCE OF 1910 Reflections on Guy Davenport’s Poetics Marjorie Perloff   Again and again, in the essays collected in The Geography of the Imagination (1981), Guy Davenport refers to a “renaissance” taking place “around 1910″. The clearest statement comes in the essay called “Narrative Tone and Form”, reprinted from the Guy Davenport-Ronald Johnson issue […]

MAKING THINGS DIFFICULT

MESSERLI AND BERNSTEIN, 2004 MAKING THINGS DIFFICULT September 7-12, 2004   BERNSTEIN: Many of your poems are written, as you put it, “after” other poems. Can you talk about the ways you approach writing “after” poems both in English and also other languages? MESSERLI: When I first began speaking about my poems being “after,” I […]

A CONVERSATION WITH KENNETH GOLDSMITH

Marjorie Perloff – 21 / February 2003 This conversation took place by email during the last two weeks of August, 2002. I sent Kenneth some questions, which he attacked in a free-wheeling way, according to his interests. I found the answers even more stimulating than I had expected. — Marjorie Perloff   Kenneth Goldsmith was born […]

THE COFFEE SONG

Frank Sinatra recorded it for Columbia in 1946 and for Reprise in 1960.     THE COFFEE SONG WAV  –  MP3   Way down among Brazilians Coffee beans grow by the billions So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil You can’t get cherry soda ‘cause […]

DEFINITIONS OF BRAZIL

DEFINITIONS OF BRAZIL Charles Bernstein and Régis Bonvicino (June 2006)   Brazil is located on the southern tears of the Americas Brazil is a jungle with snakes who eat cakes Brazil speaks Lebanese, Portuguese, Japanese, Guarnaríse, Tupiese, Inglese Brazil is an adulterating medley of intoxicated syncopations Brazil has no relationship with itself because it has […]

BRAZILIAN POETRY JOURNALS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

University of Alberta   The last few years have witnessed the explosion of a number of journals on the literary scene of Brazil. This is hardly an unprecedented trend, as there exists a long-standing Brazilian tradition of literary and poetry periodicals, particularly in the twentieth century. However, the sheer volume and quality of the more […]

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA OLAVO BILAC (1865-1918) Translated into English by Odile Cisneros   Latium’s last flower, lovely and wild, You are at once splendor and tomb: Native gold, the ore subsumes, Coarse mine in gravel, undefiled… I love you so, unknown, obscure, Loud-clanging trumpet, simple lyre. You have the hiss of tempests and the […]

SONG OF EXILE

SONG OF EXILE GONÇALVES DIAS (1823-1864) Translated into English by Odile Cisneros Song of exile from First Songs, 1847 My land has swaying palms Where the sabiá bird sings; The song of birds in this land Is a very different thing.  Our fields have lovelier flowers, Our skies have more stars above, Our forests […]