Featured Writer Márcio-André de Sousa Haz: Biographical Note

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Márcio-André de Sousa Haz. photograph by Mania Karimianpour

 

Márcio-André de Sousa Haz was born in 1978 in Rio de Janeiro. He is a multimedia artist whose work includes poetry, essay, performance, digital art, and cinema. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is the publisher and co-founder of Confraria do Vento through which he has published Intradoxos (Intradoxes, 2007), Ensaios radioativos (Radioactive Essays, 2008), Poemas apócrifos de Paul Valéry (Apocryphal Poems by Paul Valéry, 2014), and the novel, Leonardo contra Paris (Leonardo against Paris, 2016). Ensaios radioativos was adapted to to the stage by Symone Strobel in 2017. In 2015, Poemas apócrifos de Paul Valéry was nominated for the prestigious, Brazilian, Jabuti Prize and the Oceanos Prize. Márcio-André was awarded a scholarship from the Brazilian National Library Foundation in 2008 for his the book of essays, Poetica das casas (Poetic of the houses). In 2007, he performed a suicide-performance entitled, Conference Poetic-Radioactive of Pripyat, in Chernobyl during which he read his poems for six hours amongst the ruins, risking contamination by cesium 137 and strontium 90. He has performed his experimental, multimedia poetry in several cities around the world and has directed short films, including, Artaud in Compostela, Man in the crowd, El concepto de ironía, and Cozy for two at Kuleshov Str.
website: http://www.marcioandre.com/marcioandre.htm

Featured Writer Márcio-André de Sousa Haz: ‘Obrigado, Senhor’ (‘Thank you Lord’)

 

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About Zalehah Turner

Zalehah Turner is a Sydney based poet, photographer, cultural journalist, and Associate Editor of Rochford Street Review (RSR). Zalehah regularly contributes articles and interviews on poetry, art, film, and new media for RSR and the UTS magazine, Vertigo. Zalehah’s poetry was projected onto the Federation Square Wall in Melbourne as part of the Overload Poetry Festivals, 2008 and 2009; exhibited at Mark and Remark ,107 Projects, Redfern in 2013; and displayed in Alice Springs and Moruya thanks to Australian Poetry Café poets, Laurie May and Janette Dadd respectively. Her poems have been published in Writing Laboratory (2013), Sotto (2013), Social Alternatives (2016), Vertigo (2016, 2017), UTS’s The Empathy Poems Project (2017) and Rochford Street Review (2017). She co-judged the New Shoots Poetry Prizes 2016 alongside, Tamryn Bennett, Artistic Director of The Red Room Company, and published the winning and highly commended poems. Zalehah is currently working on an intermedia poetry collection entitled, 'Critical condition', focused on the interstitial threshold between life and death in medical crises based on personal experience. Zalehah holds a BA in Communication with a major in writing and cultural studies from the University of Technology, Sydney where she continues to pursue pushing the boundaries of multimedia poetry in Honours (Communication- Creative Writing).