Leonardo Bastião, the illiterate poet

Leonardo Bastião, the illiterate poet

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Itapetim, Pernambuco hinterland, Brazil. An illiterate poet builds an overwhelming literary universe. After a life of anonymity, videos of this poet declaiming authorial verses have reached millions of views on the internet. In 2019, at the age of 74, he reflects on life, nature and homesickness, while scholars try to explain the media and linguistic phenomenon that is his life and work.