Tatiana Nascimento is a thirty-nine-year-old wordsmith from Brasília, a city built amidst the Cerrado, a tropical savanna known for its tortas trees. Her musical and poetic works wander across geographical extremes and disassemble words through morphological ruptures, semantic silences, and syntactic repetition, deepening the layers of expressivity and ambiguity. A sapatona convicta, an afro-futurist lesbian, she publishes artisanal books by other LBT and/or Black writers through padê editorial.
Ricardo Domeneck is a poet, short fiction writer and essayist, born in Bebedouro, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1977. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. [check with translators]
Carol Bensimon was born in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, in 1982. She is the author of the story collection Pó de parede and three novels, Sinuca embaixo d'água, O clube dos jardineiros de Fumaça, and Todos nós adorávamos caubóis, the latter published in English translation as We All Loved Cowboys (Transit Books). In 2012, Carol was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young Brazilian Novelists. She lives in Mendocino, California.
Ana Cristina Cesar (1952-1983) was a poet, critic, and translator from Rio de Janeiro. She was also a prolific letter writer. Today her work has achieved cult status and she is considered one of Brazil's most original literary voices. Her poetry, which switches between prose and verse, is known for its epistolary, diaristic style. While she never considered herself a feminist, Ana C. is known for having carved a path for Brazilian feminist poetry.
Cristina Judar is a writer from São Paulo. Her award-winning books Roteiros para uma vida curta and Oito do Sete challenge literary categories, traversing boundaries between poetry and prose. She has also written Questions for a Live Writing at the Queen Mary University of London and co-organized the anthologies A resistência dos vaga-lumes and Pandemônio.
One of the most influential and original Brazilian writers of short fiction of the 1980s and '90s, Caio Fernando Abreu is the author of twelve story collections set and published during the military dictatorship and the AIDS epidemic in Brazil. He has been awarded major literary prizes, including the prestigious Jabuti Prize for Fiction a total of three times. He died of AIDS in Porto Alegre in 1996. He was 47 years old.
Angélica Freitas is an acclaimed Brazilian poet whose poetry addresses topics of feminism and LGBTQ issues, in dialogue with poetics of the past. Her first collection, Rilke Shake, was translated into English by Hilary Kaplan, winning both the Best Translated Book Award for poetry and the National Translation Award for poetry in 2016. "A Clean Woman" is from her second collection, Um útero é tamanho de um punho [A womb is the size of a fist], which recently became the subject of attempted censorship in the state assembly of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Sarah Coolidge received her BA in comparative literature from Bard College. She enjoys reading books in Spanish and English, and she writes essays on photography and international literature.