Ricardo Aleixo
As metades do corpo
[The Two Halves of the Body]; 2012

Katarina Kartonera; Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

 

Poems.
Includes index.
University of Alberta copy has white painted binding with a blue title and black and red painted embellishments.

As metades do corpo

Marianne
  Moore
apreciava animais

e atletas
  em igual
escala. Motivo: o

“estilo”
  das duas
espécies citadas

    “é, prova
        -velmente,
desleixado”; uns e

    outros, dis
        -se Miss
Moore numa entre

 

  -vista,
      alcançam a
“exatidão” devido

 

   à prática
      que “as
metades do corpo”,

    neles (nos
        animais
e nos atletas que

 

     possuem
        um estilo),
adquiriram

 

“para se
    contra
-balançarem”.

The Two Halves of the Body

Marianne

   Moore

loved animals

 

and athletes

   in equal

measure. The reason: the

 

“style”

  of both

species mentioned

 

“is

     -probably,

sloppy”; the ones

 

and the others

     -said Miss

Moore in an in

 

  -terview,

    they achieve

“accuracy” due to

 

   the practice

    that “the two

halves of the body”,

 

in them (in

      animals

and in athletes who

 

  have

      a style),

have acquired

 

“to

counter

-balance” themselves.

 

Tr. Odile Cisneros

Ricardo Aleixo was born in 1960 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is the author of six books, including his latest Pesado demais para a ventania: antología poetica (Todavia, 2018). Best known for his poetry’s visual and social characteristics, his work draws connections between concrete poetry and ethno-poetry. In 2004, Aleixo won a grant from the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (National Library Foundation), and in 2010 he won the “Literatura para Todos Award” from the Brazilian Ministry of Education. He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. –from poets.org