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

Katarina Kartonera; Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil


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

As metades do corpo

apreciava animais

e atletas
  em igual
escala. Motivo: o

  das duas
espécies citadas

    “é, prova
desleixado”; uns e

    outros, dis
        -se Miss
Moore numa entre


      alcançam a
“exatidão” devido


   à prática
      que “as
metades do corpo”,

    neles (nos
e nos atletas que


        um estilo),


“para se

The Two Halves of the Body



loved animals


and athletes

   in equal

measure. The reason: the



  of both

species mentioned




sloppy”; the ones


and the others

     -said Miss

Moore in an in



    they achieve

“accuracy” due to


   the practice

    that “the two

halves of the body”,


in them (in


and in athletes who



      a style),

have acquired




-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