Regis Bonvicino (Brazil) was born in 1955. He lives in São Paulo, Brazil. He has written twelve books of poetry, translated several works, and co-edited an anthology of contemporary Brazilian poetry for the US market. His work combines an intense, sprung lyricism with an engagement with the artifice of poetic construction. His poems are filled with the imagery of nature, but also the dystopia of urban spaces, especially São Paulo. Among his many publications are Até agora (Until Now), a volume of collected poems; Páginaórfã; Ossos de borboleta; 33 poemas; Máscompanhias; Remorso do cosmo; Numzoológico de letras, a children’s book; and Entre (Between), which includes illustrations by Susan Bee, Hamra Abbas, José Irola and Tatjana Doll. English translations of Bonvicino’s work by many hands, from Michael Palmer to Robert Creeley, are collected in Sky Eclipse, published by Green Integer in 2000. Bonvicino has edited and translated Oliverio Girondo’s work and books by Jules Laforgue, Robert Creeley, Charles Bernstein, Michael Palmer, Douglas Messerli, and the Chinese poets Bei Dao and Yao Feng. He also edited the correspondence of Brazilian poet and novelist Paulo Leminski and is especially engaged with the work of the Brazilian poets Oswald de Andrade, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Murilo Mendes, Decio Pignatari, and João Cabral de Melo Neto. Bonvicino is director, along with Charles Bernstein and Odile Cisneros, of Sibila journal and has authored pages at regisbonvicino.com.br and PennSound.

 

 

 

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