Brazilian Poetry, words and thoughts

Today is Tuesday, terça-feira. (alliteration sorta, hey!) Every Tuesday afternoon, my Brazilian Poetry class meets to count syllables, play word association games, and in some cases, write free-verse poetry on the spot - inspired by many great Brazilian writers. Every other week, we are assigned to paraphrase, write a parody, or an original poem inspired by … Continue reading Brazilian Poetry, words and thoughts

A week from today, I will eat a banana in Brazil.

The title says it all, really. On the 23rd I will depart for a Spring semester in Porto Alegre, Brazil to study language and culture. The anticipation has been a long process of working out many issues including: anxiety (mine and my parents), living arrangements, writing emails in Portuguese, Visa paperwork, excitement that keeps me up … Continue reading A week from today, I will eat a banana in Brazil.