The third book published by Florisvaldo Mattos, A Caligrafia do Soluço & Poesia Anterior represents a crucial moment in the construction of the work of one of the most important poets of his generation. Born in 1932 in the Bahia municipality of Água Preta (currently called Uruçuca), the author earned a name for the formal rigor of his verses and the dynamics of his images.
Cultural ContributionsBraskem Award
Talent and inspiration are not always enough for artists from the areas of music, literature, fine arts and film to make it in the arts scene. In Bahia, the Braskem Culture and Arts Award serves as the support that many of these professionals lack.
Since 1996, the contest has selected the productions of new artists through specialized judging committees, and awards them with sponsorship to launch their works. Each edition of the award generates two new CDs, two painting exhibits, three books and a short film. This initiative serves to promote the emergence of new artistic talents.
Read the story of six winners in a special edition of Odebrecht Informa magazine on Social Action (click here to read).