6. Tributes. Agostinho da Silva, Léo Ferré e Ferlinghetti
In the middle of the decade, and driven by a new editorial turmoil, Ulmeiro relaunched the publication of Agostinho da Silva, who had been in several tertulias (gatherings) at Ulmeiro to talk about philosophy, his life and work, being the author with the most titles in the publisher, releasing the 14th in 2020.
It also promoted the visit of two renowned foreign intellectuals, Léo Ferré (1984) and Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1986). From the French anarchist singer, it then published an album of the same name, organised by Manuel João Gomes, Luiza Neto Jorge and Judite Cília. In that spring Léo spoke at the University of Lisbon, where he signed already his Portuguese album.
He was followed by the American Ferlinghetti, poet and bookseller-publisher of the beat generation, who came to talk about the robottechs' era and the work of his generation, and declaimed new poems on “Os elevadores de Lisboa” [“The Lisbon lifts”]. He went on a tour around the country in 1986, with his companion in the craft José Ribeiro, the journalist-writer Rui Ferreira e Sousa/ Jaime Rocha, the visual artist André Shan Lima and his wife Isabelle Lima. This couple later translated an anthology of their poems, distributed by Ulmeiro.
This web publication had the support of CHAM (NOVA FCSH/UAc), through the strategic project sponsored by FCT (UIDB/04666/2020). This work is funded by national funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the Norma Transitória – DL 57/2016/CP1453/CT0062.