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October 23, 2006

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion


Live Chat with Manuel Portela

_Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 5_ :: Live chat with poet and critic Manuel Portela, discussing concrete and digital poetics, and other topics :: Chat date: Monday, October 23 :: 1 pm West Coast US / 4 pm East Coast USA / 10 pm Paris FR / 6 am Melbourne AU :: LEAD is an open forum around the New Media Poetics special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

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Manuel Portela has written books of visual and sound poetry, as well as a number of satirical poems. His early poems have been collected in Cras! Bang! Boom! Clang (1991) and Pixel Pixel (1992). He organized an international exhibition of visual and concrete poetry in 1993 - Wor(l)d Poem/ Poema Mu(n)do, which was held at the Museum of Figueira da Foz, Portugal. He has also exhibited his own visual poetry and he has created several digital poems. Since 1994 he has published 10 volumes of translation, including the first Portuguese editions of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1994) and Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy (2 vols, 1997-98). He was awarded the National Prize of Literary Translation for Tristram Shandy. Many other translations have appeared in Portuguese and Brazilian journals and anthologies, including poems by Samuel Beckett, Edwin Morgan, Tony Harrison, John Havelda, Charles Bernstein, Mike Basinski, Bill Howe, Ron Silliman, Bob Perelman, Dennis Cooley, Robert Kroetsch, Roy Miki, Don Paterson. He has written short plays both for radio and stage. His latest book is O Comércio da Literatura [The Commerce of Literature] (2003), a study of representations of the literary marketplace in eighteenth-century England. Currently he works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His latest research is concerned with textual forms in digital media.

Posted by jo at October 23, 2006 10:34 AM