CIMS Welcomes Award-Winning Poet Ricardo Alexio to Campus

Next month, CIMS is sponsoring a series of events featuring award-winning Brazilian poet Ricardo Alexio. On April 18th, 19th, and 21st, Alexio will be on campus to present and discuss his poetical and audiovisual work. All of these events will be free and open to the public.

On April 18th, there will be a screening of Alexio’s audiovisual work; on April 19th, Alexio will give a live performance of his poetical work; and on April 21st, he will conduct a conversation with students entitled, “The Role of Poetry and Art in Contemporary Brazilian Politics.” The full event schedule and venues were announced earlier this week.

Aleixo is considered one of the most important living artists in Brazil, integrating avant-garde and concrete poetry with Afro-Brazilian culture. He won a grant from the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (National Library Foundation) in 2004, and he won the Literatura para Todos Award from the Brazilian Ministry of Education in 2010. He has since been a finalist for the Portugal Telecom award, the Jabuti award, and the Oceanos Prize. His latest book is Pesado demais para a ventania, published in Brazil by Todavia in 2018.

This event is sponsored by the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground; BU Arts Initiative; Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices (an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies, underwritten by Santander Universities Global Division); Cinema and Media Studies Program; Minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Cultural Studies; CAS Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Office; Seeing and Not Seeing Seminar; Boston University Center for the Humanities; Center for Latin American studies; African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program.