4 american woman poets
Spoken Word

4 american woman poets

13 MAY | 19H00

35' | Subject to seat availability | free

Connecting artistic practices and musical and literary investigation practices, "4 American Women Poets" is a project of spoken word songs of American poetesses.

It is a pedagogy created by Bernardo Palmeirim (Assistant Professor of North American Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities of ULisboa and musician) that connects critic and literary interpretation to performative arts, in a co-creative logic between professor and students.
The first series celebrated poems of Walt Whitman connected to the theme of the ocean. This new series celebrates the Woman through poems by four big American poetesses: Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich and Joy Harjo - selected by students of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. Each student created a grammar: a manual of inspiration based on their critical interpretation of the poem, from which Bernardo Palmeirim was inspired to compose a musical base (instrumental and electronic).

Doors open to collect invitations 2h before the start of the show.


Readings by: Lúcia Sousa, Mariana Belo, Mariana Paiva, Mariana Ribeiro

From poems by: Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich e Joy Harjo

Music: Bernardo Palmeirim