Series: Adelaide Ivánova Tour

Adelaide Ivánova is a Brazilian artist, activist, journalist and poet. She will be touring the UK with the Poetry Translation Centre in April and May this year.

Adelaide Ivánova was born in Recife, Brazil in 1982. A poet, journalist, photographer, activist and performance artist, she currently lives between Berlin and Cologne. She is the author of the collections 13 Nudes and o martelo (the hammer), a visceral tour de force, which was awarded the 2018 Rio de Janeiro Literature Prize for Poetry. Adelaide’s work has been featured in several anthologies and has been translated into German, Galician, Greek, Spanish and Italian. She curates the anarcho-feminist zine of queer and erotic poetry #MAISPORNÔ,PFVR! (#MOREPORN,PLS!), and is a co-founder of the feminist collective RESPEITA! (RESPECT!), a coalition of Brazilian female poets.

The PTC first translated Ivánova's work in our collaborative workshops with the guest-translator Francisco Vilhena in 2017/18 and have now paired her with the UK poet Rachel Long to work to translate the poems in her first UK collection The Hammer and Other Poems, which will be published by the Poetry Translation Centre to coinside with this tour.

Throughout the tour, Ivánova will be reading alongside her poet-translator Rachel Long is a poet and the founder of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, London. She was shortlisted for Young Poet for Laureate for London in 2014 and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. Rachel has run poetry workshops for The Poetry School, The Serpentine Galleries and at University of Oxford.  She is Assistant Tutor to Jacob Sam La-Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme 2015-present.

Francisco Vilhena, is a literary translator, an assistant editor at Granta magazine and a member of the PTC advisory board. He was the bridge-translator for Ivánova's collection. He writes short essays and translates from the Portuguese; his work can be found in Modern Poetry in TranslationclinicWasafiriBrooklyn RailGranta and elsewhere.


Events from Adelaide Ivánova Tour

Adelaide Ivánova at Newcastle Poetry Festival Passed

Adelaide Ivánova at Newcastle Poetry Festival

Brazilan poet Adelaide Ivanova and her poet-translator Rachel Long will appear alongside Korean poet Kim Hyesoon and Korean-American poet and translator Don Mee at the Newcastle Poetry Festival’s annual translated poetry event.

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts
Percy Building
Newcastle University
Translating Brazilian Portuguese Poetry by Érica Zíngano Passed

Translating Brazilian Portuguese Poetry by Érica Zíngano

Érica Zíngano is a Brazilan poet whose work combines poetry and performance art. Her work will be introduced by Francisco Vilhena & poet Adelaide Ivanova.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Albany
Douglas Way
Dragon Hall After Dark With Adelaide Ivánova and Rachel Long Passed

Dragon Hall After Dark With Adelaide Ivánova and Rachel Long

Empowering conversation and beautiful poetry from Brazilian poet, activist and artist Adelaide Ivánova and her translator Rachel Young for a dual language reading of poems from ‘The Hammer and other poems.’

Dragon Hall
National Centre for Writing
115-123 King St,