You Can’t Wade in the Same Waters Twice. Or can You? A Poet’s Point of View

Here in Rio de Janeiro, The Rio Times recently encountered Brazilian Elizabeth Columa who resided nineteen years in Los Angeles and five years in New York City before returning home.

By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Our current perplexing age of an increasing number of persecuted persons fleeing their native countries for new lands and opportunities is producing one positive effect: new interesting writers.

They include natives of Brazil living in the USA and other nations and those "gringos" from not only the United States and Britain, but also other distant lands and cultures writing about being “displaced" persons.

Their novels, poems or essays are about new "strange" lands and cultures, trying to speak “foreign" languages which are not their native tongue as they try to adapt to the . . .

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