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Haroldo De Campos

Charles Bernstein & Sergio Bessa performing at Hauser & Wirth, New York, September 28, 2017

Charles Bernstein & Sergio Bessa on Brazilian poetry and Haroldo de Campos, presented at a show of Mira Schendel at Hauser & Wirth. Bessa spoke about Haroldo de Campos, and Bernstein read his translations of Drummond, Cabral, Cruz e Sousa, Leminksi, and Bonvicino. Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.

Complete recording (1:09:35): MP3

From Rattapallax, 2005

Calcas Cor de Abobora (3:50): MP3

Presentation on the work of Haroldo de Campos, in conjunction with the exhibit Brazil: Body and Soul, Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 12, 2002

  • Welcome by Pablo Helguera
  • Introduction by Sergio Bessa
  • "Auto do Possesso" (Act of the Possessed)," 1950 poem/play. tr. Cisneros and directed by Cynthia Croot
  • Craig Dworkin reads his translation of "Signantia quasi coelum / signância quase céu"
  • Odile Cisneros reads her translations
  • Marjorie Perloff and Charles Bernstein reading "Finismundo" (Bessa's tr.)
  • Panel with Perloff and Bernstein, moderated by Bessa
  • Organized by Sergio Bessa

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