Poemas como colagens, colagens como retratos: Carlos de Oliveira e Pedro Mexia

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Poetic collage is mainly connected to the 20thcentury avant-garde, but its practice had a larger impact. Considering that, in the 20thcentury, the writing of poetic self-portraits was intensely explored, this study aims to reflect upon the contributions of collage to the poetic self-portrait. To this end, the poems “Retrato do autor por Camilo Pessanha (colagem)”, by Carlos de Oliveira, and “Auto-retrato com versos de Camões”, by Pedro Mexia, will be read side by side, showing how the poets cite other poets in order to create a portrait of themselves as authors, which is never separate from their own conception of poetic work.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)257-276
Number of pages20
JournalELyra: Revista da Rede Internacional Lyracompoetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Poem
  • Self-portrait
  • Collage
  • Carlos de Oliveira
  • Pedro Mexia

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