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),
the latter awarded the 2018 Rio de Janeiro Literature Prize
for Poetry. Adelaide’s work has been featured in several
anthologies, and has been translated into Galician, German,
Greek, Italian and Spanish. She curates the anarcho-feminist
zine of queer and erotic poetry MAIS PORNÔ, PFVR! (MORE
PORN, PLS!), and is a co-founder of the feminist collective
RESPEITA! (RESPECT!), a coalition of Brazilian female
This is part of our new rebranded weekly release: the Dual Poetry Podcast, one poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre. As ever we will be releasing a translated poem each week.
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