Affonso Romano de Sant'Anna: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Affonso Romano de Sant'Anna Brazilian Poet


Affonso Romano de Sant'Anna (born March 27, 1937), is a Brazilian poet, essay writer, and professor. He was a professor of Brazilian Literature at UCLA and the University of Texas at El Paso, and a writer for the O Globo newspaper. In 1971 he married Marina Colasanti, a Brazilian journalist and writer. In 1984, he began writing for Jornal do Brasil.

Mário de Andrade: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Mário de Andrade Brazilian Poet


Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (October 9, 1893 – February 25, 1945) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism, he virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada (Hallucinated City) in 1922. He has had an enormous influence on modern Brazilian literature, and as a scholar and essayist—he was a pioneer of the field of ethnomusicology—his influence has reached far beyond Brazil.

Thiago de Mello: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Thiago de Mello Brazilian Poet


Amadeu Thiago de Mello (Born in Barreirinha, March 31, 1926) is a Brazilian poet and translator. He is one of the most influential and respected poets in the country, recognized as an icon of regional literature. It has works translated into more than thirty languages. Imprisoned during the dictatorship (1964-1985), he went into exile in Chile, finding a friend and collaborator in Pablo Neruda.

Caetano Veloso: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Caetano Veloso Brazilian Poet


Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (born August 7, 1942) is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship that took power in 1964. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Gilberto Gil: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Gilberto Gil Brazilian Poet


Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil, is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.

Eli Macuxi: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Eli Macuxi Brazilian Poet


Elisangela Martins, known as Eli Macuxi, is a Brazilian poet and teacher. She teaches History and Art Criticism in the Visual Arts Course at the Federal University of Roraima in North Brazil. Her first poetry collection, Amor Para Quem Odeia (2013), portrays love in its various forms of human experience. She is a frequent participant of Coletivo Caimbé, an association founded in 2009, with headquarters in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima, to promote citizenship through literature and the visual arts.