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!
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The book gathers together unpublished texts from 38 poets.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?”.