R248. The Everlasting Now: 35 Years of Gavea-Brown Publications at Brown University

Room M100 J, Mezzanine Level
Thursday, April 9, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." These words, by Portuguese-American poet Emma Lazarus, engraved on the Statue of Liberty have become emblematic with the immigrant experience. The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry contains work by Portuguese-American writers including Frank Gaspar, Thomas Braga, Nancy Vieira Couto, and Sam Pereira. This 35th anniversary reading features Portuguese-American poets reading work about immigration and culture.



Luis Gonçalves is a professor in the Portuguese program at Princeton University. He specializes in cultural studies and researches cultural dynamics in the Portuguese-speaking world. He is the editor of the Portuguese-American Review, a project that focuses on scholarship about Portuguese-Americans.

Amy Sayre Baptista’s stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, S’ouwester, LUSO American Voices, and Chicago Noir. She is a CantoMundo fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a scholarship recipient to the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Illinois.

Carlo Matos is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He has published four books of poetry and is the recipient of grants from the Illinois Arts Council and FLAD. He is an English professor at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Paula Neves’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gávea-Brown Journal, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora: An Anthology, PoetsWest Public Radio, and Quiddity. A 2014 CantoMundo fellow, she has also received scholarships from the Fundação Luso-Americana, and the Disquiet International Literary Program.

Millicent Borges Accardi is the author of three poetry books: Injuring EternityWoman on a Shaky Bridge, and Only More So. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, and the California Arts Council.


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