Brazilian writer, journalist, and screenwriter Flávia Rocha holds an M.F.A. in Writing/Poetry from Columbia University and for thirteen years was an editor for the New York-based multimedia literary magazine Rattapallax. She is the author of three books of poetry—A Casa Azul ao Meio-Dia (Travessa dos Editores, 2005), Quartos Habitáveis (Confraria do Vento, 2009) and Um País (Confraria do Vento, 2015), all published in Brazil—and her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in magazines across the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Australia, Italy, and Romania. She has worked as a reporter for the Brazilian magazines Casa Vogue, Carta Capital, República, and Bravo! and is a contributor to numerous other publications. A founder of Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school with branches in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, she is co-writer of the feature film Birds of Neptune (2015), and is currently collaborating on the features Anatomy of the Sun and White Sky Night as well as the series The Stags.
“Wild Objects" is a conversation about the power of duende, feral poetry, surrealism, . . . when to let go and when to take control.