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Miguel-Manso

Miguel-Manso

(Portugal, 1979)

The act of writing itself, revealed in gestures entirely unexpected in their simplicity and irony.

Poetry and writing poetry are often themselves the subject of Miguel-Manso's work. His ambiguous and complex poems, which are driven by the rhythm and sound of his idiosyncratic word choices, emphasize the beauty and power of language and of poetry. This effect is further enhanced by all manner of references to other writers and works of literature, and because Manso often explicitly mentions and interrogates the act of writing itself. "The poem is above all else / a stage for simple gestures": specifically – gestures which in Manso's case are always special and entirely unexpected in their simplicity and irony.


 
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More about Miguel-Manso: poet profile on Poetry International Web
TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018
 20:15 - 22:00 
Main Auditorium
THE NATION OF POETRY > OPENING OF THE 49TH POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Alí Calderón, Aurélia Lassaque, Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Dolores Dorantes, Ida Börjel, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Maria Stepanova, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Miguel-Manso, Nachoem M. Wijnberg, Nora Gomringer, Safiya Sinclair, Sonia Bueno, Zeyar Lynn, Binkbeats, dans van Uri Eugenio, clips van Charles Badenhorst en meer
THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018
 13:30 - 16:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer
POETRY + ART GALLERY TOUR - WEST

Lies Van Gasse, Miguel-Manso, Yass Lines i.s.m. 010 Says it all
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
POETRY SHORT READINGS

Aurélia Lassaque, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Miguel-Manso, Sonia Bueno
SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY READING

Maria Stepanova, Miguel-Manso, Zeyar Lynn