[Blackstudies-l] Salgado Maranhão, Brazilian poet, Thurs., Oct. 4, 5pm

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sat Sep 1 05:23:30 EDT 2012

Save the date: October 4th, Thursday, at 5pm

                           at the Knight Spot

Salgado Maranhão, one of Brazil’s leading contemporary poets, will be  
reading at Geneseo from his last collection, Sol Sangüíne (Blood of  
the Sun), with his translator, Alexis Levitin, SUNY Distinguished  
Professor, Plattsburg.  In addition to eight books of poetry,  
including The Snake’s Fists, The Kiss of the Beast, and the recent  
Tiger’s Fur,Salgado Maranhão has written song lyrics and made  
recordings with some of Brazil’s leading jazz and pop musicians.

Salgado’s white father was descended from a wealthy family whose  
plantations in the past had been worked by slaves. His mother was a  
black field worker who sang to him from her folk tradition.  According  
to Maranhão, because “The Mansion” and “The Shanty” flow together in  
his veins, questions of race and history permeate several of the poems  
in his last collection.

One of Brazil’s leading critics, Antonio Carlos Secchin, has this to  
say about Sol Sangüíne (Blood of the Sun): “With a deeply-rooted  
personal diction, Salgado Maranhão, in Blood of the Sun, has reached  
the high point of his work (so far), in this cohesive collection of  
poems in which a speculative intelligence and a celebration of the  
corporality of the world are expressed with great metaphoric vigor.”

  Contact person: Maria Helena Lima (Department of English)

                            Lima at geneseo.edu or 245-5242

Please encourage your students and classmates to attend.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Emilye Crosby
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5375
crosby at geneseo.edu

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