Movement of poetry in the City of God

Valéria Barbosa
Posted January 24, 2019 from Brazil
 Poets of the City of God and friends.
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Dear Sisters of the WorlPulse, we are living a very special moment in the City of God.

At the end of 2018 I produced the book by Dona Tuca and she can finally open her first book at age 85, but the poetry of the favela did not stop there.

Today January 23, 2019, thanks to the movement Poesia de Esquina, made by local poets and coordinated by Viviane de Salles to Vivi Salles, will be the launch of a collection composed of 38 poets and local friends.

Vivi Salles is sociologist, poetess and coordinator of the poetry movement of the corner.

I am one of the poets of the Poesia de Esquina movement.

I share the launch of the event because I know the importance of this action in the current moment in which our country lives.

The Favela is armed with books, words, culture, discovering ways to survive the inequalities imposed on it by the public power because they are on the margins of public policies.

Congratulations to Vivi Salles, team and all the poets. LONG LIVE THE WORD! the WORD IS ALIVE!

 

Valéria Barbosa

 

City of God Poet Movement releases Collection of Poems

 

 

The cultural movement Poesia de Esquina (“Corner Poetry”) was created in 2011 at City of God, west zone of Rio. It flourished from some poetry gathering at bars and also literary events at public schools and its now releasing its first poetry collection.

 

The book gathers together  unpublished texts from 38 poets. It will finally be released on next thursday, january 24 @6 PM at Café Literário from City of God Casa de Cultura.

 

 This is the first release from Esquina Editorial. The publication consolidates the literary movement in expansion on the suburb which has became one of the main spoken poetry references in the city.

 

The authors talk about their experiences at the street poetry gatherings, the favela daily life and their dreads.

 

 There Will be poem reciting, musical shows and autograph sessions and debating “how to stimulate interess for poetry writting and reading in the slum?”.

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Sinyuy Geraldine
Jan 24
Jan 24

Great. I wish I could do same here.

Jill Langhus
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hi Valéria,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing this amazing historical milestone and photos with us:-) I hope that the event goes well and that you have great turnout. Dona Tuca must be very proud, too! Let us know how it goes...

Corine Milano
Jan 24
Jan 24

So great to see you here, Valeria! I love this: "The Favela is armed with books, words, culture, discovering ways to survive the inequalities imposed on it by the public power because they are on the margins of public policies."

Yes - let's arm people with words and poetry. Thank you for sharing about the book release and please do update us on how your event goes! I'm sure many will want to learn the outcome of the debate about how to stimulate interest in reading and poetry writing in favela communities.

J Brenda Lanyero
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hello Valeria,
This is so beautiful. Thanks to you and the other poets for sharing your experiences. I love poetry, more so that last bit of recital...

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 26
Jan 26

Hi Valeria,
What exciting news! Poetry is so powerful, especially when it brings the community together to hear a whole community of poets. I hope the Launch was everything you had hoped for and more.

Beth Lacey
Apr 12
Apr 12

A wonderful accomplishment!

Paulina Nayra
May 06
May 06

Hey Valeria... Como esta.. can you still remember me? Aren't we batchmates in the VOF 2011? The Poesia de Esquina is an admirable literary endeavor. Can you please share your poem (with the translation of course) here? And the debate topic is interesting. How I wish I can watch and understand it. Congratulations!
Huggs from the Philippines.!

Hello, sister Valeria,

Wow! Congratulations on this publication! How are you doing?

Please update us here. Thank you for sharing!

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