"A Bilingual Poetry Reading" by Angélica Freitas, Brazilian Author

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:00 pm | Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)

Angelica Freitas

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press in collaboration with The PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, The Department of Portuguese, The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, and the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford proudly present:

"A Bilingual Poetry Reading" *
Angélica Freitas, Brazilian Author

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Place: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library). Please use parking lot 13 (map).

Remarks: All are welcome! Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Bio. Angélica Freitas was born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1973. She studied journalism and worked in São Paulo for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and the magazine I. She left Brazil for a while in 2006 to live in the Netherlands, Bolivia and Argentina. She currently resides in São Paulo.

Freitas has published two poetry volumes, Rilke Shake (2007) and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho (A Uterus Is the Size of a Fist, 2012). I, translated into English by Hilary Kaplan, won the Best Translated Book Award for poetry in 2016. Freitas’s work has also been featured in many anthologies and literary magazines in Brazil, US, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Germany, and France.

From praise for Rilke Shake: “What a lovely collection of poems. They mix topics including arcade basketball, mustaches, and Gertrude Stein into unexpected, funny and poignant delights” (A. J. Jacobs).

For more information: Prof. Anna Klobucka - aklobucka@umassd.edu

(in portuguese and english)

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