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Ismar Tirelli Neto

Switzerland | Literature


Taking a history-based approach, Ismar Tirelli Neto proposes, in the project «Interferer», to produce a book of poems that investigates (and repurposes) relations between economy, homosexuality, and the act of writing itself. He aims to work on a series of around 50 poems drawing both on myth and recorded history; throughout this production, he wants to combine and recombine “statements” related to those fields. But he should also like to bring myth and more modern cultural artefacts into the equation, and try and work out possible relations between them. Ideally, as a formal constriction, all poems would be composed in free-verse tercets and written both in Portuguese and English. During his stay, he also intends to establish connections and meet other art practitioners, as well as perform some of the poems composed in sito, in venues suitable for such activities, so as to asses, via public friction, their success and failure.

Ismar Tirelli Neto is a poet, fictionist, translator and screenwriter. In 2019, he was a semi-finalist for the Jabuti Prize with the book «Os Postais Catastróficos» (7Letras). Since then, he has published the book of poems «Alguns Dias Violentos» (Macondo Publishing, 2021; Oceans Award semifinalist), a translation of «Autobiography of Red», by Anne Carson (Editora 34, 2021) and the volume «Adam and Hours» (7Letras, 2022). He currently lives in São Paulo, where he teaches creative writing workshops.