Manoel de Barros


Manoel de Barros (1916-2014) is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry, and has received Brazil's highest honors for literature, including the Jabuti Prize, the Nestle Poetry Prize, and the Ministry of Culture's Cecilia Meireles Prize.


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    I wanted to write with bird words. / We lived in an immensely and nameless place / where we played with word play / like: Today I saw an ant kneeling on a rock! / Mother overhearing us play said: / Th...

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