Writer Sérgio Fantini was born in 1961 in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has published poetry, short story and novel titles, and his work is in several anthologies. Among his books are Diz Xis, Cada Um Cada, Materiaes, Coleta Seletiva, A ponto de explodir, Camping Pop, Silas, A Baleia Conceição, O município de Tormenta and Novella, which was a semifinalist in the Portugal Telecom Award. Together with the poet Adriane Garcia, he has been editing the zine Bellzebuuu for three years. In 2008, the animation short film Terra premiered, based on one of Sérgio Fantini’s poems, written by him and the director of the audiovisual piece, Sávio Leite. Collective literary works, concerts, exhibitions, recitals, performances, workshops and debates are also among Sérgio’s achievements. As a cultural employee at the BH City Hall, he participated in the coordination of activities such as Bienal Internacional de Poesia (International Poetry Biennial), Festival de Arte Negra – FAN (Black Art Festival), Concurso Nacional de Literatura (National Literature Competition), Música de Domingo (Sunday Music), Sexta Sintonia (Sixth Tuning), Estação da Música (Music Station), Praça Sete Seis e Meia and Salão do Livro & Encontro de Literatura (Book Salon & Literature Meeting). In 2019, Sérgio released the book QUARENTA, by the small press Pulo, a celebration of his four decades of poetry, composed of poems and author’s memoirs.