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Cida Pedrosa is a poet, short story writer, reciter and city councilor of Recife. Born in 1963 in Bodocó, in the Sertão of Pernambuco. She came to Recife in 1978 to study and became a member of the important and recognized Movement of Independent Writers of Pernambuco. She was also part of the collective Vozes Femininas, which recited and performed poems with a gender perspective in the 1980s.
With 10 poetry books published (Estesia-2020; Solo Para Vialejo-2019; Gris-2018; Claranã-2017 and 2015; Miudos-2011; As Filhas de Lilith-2017 and 2009; Gume-2005; Cântaro-2000; O Cavaleiro da Epifania-1986 and Restos do Fim-1982), and some nominations for literary awards, won in 2020 the most important national literature award, the Jabuti, in the Poetry and Book of the Year categories, with the book Solo Para Vialejo, published by Pernambuco publisher CEPE.
Cida Pedrosa, who also accumulates experience as an editor and curator of literary events, is honored at the Pernambuco International Book Biennial in 2021 alongside Paulo Freire.


The verses from the poem "the dagger and the poem", from the book "Gris", a collection by Cida Pedrosa, indicate that "between a dagger and another" there's "blood and agony". That is the atmosphere of an urban poem characterized by short texts. Editor and curator of literary events, she is the honoree of the International Book Biennial of Pernambuco 2021 (1st to 12/10), beside Paulo Freire. Poet and storyteller, born in 1963 in the backlands of Pernambuco, went to the capital in 1978 to study and became an activist to the Movement of Independent Writers of Pernambuco and integrated the collective "Feminine Voices" in the 80's. Dyslexic, learned to read by memorizing the images of the letters. Mother of Francisco, also dyslexic, acts as councilor in Recife to implement public policies in favor of aiding the dyslexics. In 2020, she received the "Jabuti", the most important national literary prize, in the categories "Poetry" and "Book of the year", with "Solo Para Vialejo", developing an work that "cuts the nice and sharpen the verse".


Oscar D'Ambrosio



by herself

Dyslexia is part of my entire life trajectory. I learned to read by memorizing the images of the letters, and in this way I developed all my poetic work. My eldest son Francisco is also dyslexic, making the theme even stronger in everyday life, and currently in my parliamentary work, I fight for the implementation of public policies on dyslexia in the municipality of Recife, having promoted public hearings and with bills pending in the City Council.

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