Lêdo Ivo

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Year of birth: 1924

After completing his law degree, Lêdo Ivo began working as a journalist, alongside which he has written poetry, stories, novels and essays. Since his debut in 1944 he has won many prizes and distinctions. As well as translations of Arthur Rimbaud – an important influence – he has also written his memoirs, including Confessions of a Poet (1985) and And Now Goodbye (2007). Ivo’s warm and sensual poetry eventually found its own way, distinct from that of the ‘1945 generation’, with which he is often associated in history books.

Read poems by Lêdo Ivo on Poetry International Web.

Thurs 17 June, 20:00 hrs, small auditorium