adverCity (voice and paper)

  • Américo Rodrigues


adverCity (December 2016) is a piece created by Américo Rodrigues to be part of this issue of Materialities of Literature. Based on the combinatorics of a complex linguistic game, adverCity is, in the end, a reflection about the place of the poet as a worker for hire: such are the multifaces of a city (Guarda?) where the poet
(Américo?) is its most ferocious and fricative opponent, adverse to counter-verse, announced as still-born – but still alive! - even if gagged, wHipped, as one hears in the echoing groans and roars of a cities- and adverCities-swallowing Américo. In the foreground, the pReverse poet amuses himself with the decomposition of the word, a twisted tongue-twister from the start advvvffffff ... ... enunciating the never controverted verse in his adverse voice.

Recording: César Prata, Estúdio RequeRec,  December 2016

  • Abstract viewed = 129 times
  • HTML (Português (Portugal)) viewed = 56 times
  • mp3 (Português (Portugal)) viewed = 26 times


Download data is not yet available.
How to Cite
RODRIGUES, Américo. adverCity (voice and paper). MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 74, dec. 2017. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019. doi:
Mediarama | Mediascape