Azevedo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1961. He has published several books of poetry, including Collapus Linguae (1991), which received the Jabuti Poetry Prize, As Banhistas (1993) and Sob a noite físcia (1996). His translations of poetry and prose include Max Jacob, René Char, and Jean Follain.
He is currently the director of the Circle of Poetic Research in Rio de Janeiro, and he earns his living from his poetry. He is also an editor of the Rio de Janeiro based Inimigo Rumor, one of the most noted of Brazilian poetry magazines. His most recent publication, Sublunar , was published in 2001.
BOOKS OF POETRY:
Collapus Linguae (São Paulo: Imago, 1991); As Banhistas (São Paulo: Imago, 1993); Sob a noite físcia (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Sette Letras, 1996); Sublunar (Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras, 2001).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS:
Poems in “Lies About the Truth: An Anthology of Brazilian Poetry,” edited by Régis Bonvicino in collaboration with Tarso M. de Melo, in New American Writing, no. 18 (2000).