For Philadelpho Menezes
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 17:01:09 -0500
David Baptiste Chirot <email@example.com>
Some very sad and tragic news:
Philadelpho Menezes died in a car accident Sunday, 23
He was only 40 and working on the organizing of an
conference of the Sound Poetry to be held in Sao Paulo, his
He had just issued
a new CD, INTERPOESIA, produced with Wilton Azeredo.
Philadelpho Menezes produced many works and CDs of
Poetry, organized many conferences in both areas and wrote
them, critically and theoretically.
He was also Professor in the post-graduate program in
and Communication of the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao
His major work, POETICS AND VISUALITY A Trajectory of
Contemporary Brazilian Poetry
is in English translation by Harry Polkinhorn, San
University Press, 1995..
Excerpts from this work are at Light and Dust Mobile
Also theoretical work of Philadelpho Menezes in English
translation is included in:
CORROSIVE SIGNS Edited by Cesar Espinosa, trnaslated by
Polkinhorn. (Washington D. C.: Maissonneuve Press,
Philadelpho Menezes was a very generous and energetic
and distributor of ideas and works and performances of Sound
Poetry. His work and spirit and life are an example of the
openness and internationalism in the practise, thinking,
generosity possible in the open fields of Visual Poetry and
of the Intersign.
In honor of Philadelpho, may fellow workers keep alive
and memory and works.
He who walks in hiddennes
has light to guide him
in all his acts.
in this spirit, we have the light of Philadelpho
Menezes for guide
--dave baptiste chirot
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