(Marcia Theophilo)

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Marcia Theophilo (born 1941 in Fortaleza) is a Brazilian poet.

She studied in Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo and Rome, where she graduated in anthropology. She has lived and worked in Rome since 1971. She's a bilingual poet; her books can be found in Portuguese, Italian and English.

Marcia Theophilo has published short stories, essays, and eleven books of poetry. These books include I bambini giaguaro/Os meninos jaguar, which won the Fregene Prize, Kupahuba Albero dello Spirito Santo, and Amazonia Respiro Del Mondo. The Amazon rainforest is the topic of Marcia's life and work: its river, people, myths, the animal and plant life, and the effort and persistence to save The Amazon's natural and cultural heritage.

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