The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2008

Lecture: "The Amazon: A Living Treasure"

by Astrid Cabral

October 14, 2008; Noon
Claire T. Carney Library Browsing Area

Astrid CabralAstrid Cabral is a leading poet and environmentalist from the Amazonian region of Brazil. She is the translator of Thoreau's Walden into Portuguese. Recent collections of her poetry include The Anteroom, Gazing Through Water, and Cage. Her poems have appeared in Pleiades, Runes, Sirena, Amazonian Literary Review, and will soon be appearing in Cincinnati Review, Confrontation, Calque, Dirty Goat, Evansville Review, Osiris, and Poetry East. Host Publications will be bringing out Cage, her poetry collection of Amazonian animals, real and imagined, in July, 2008.