Flavia Rocha is an editor for the literary magazine Rattapallax and for Travessa dos Editores press. She was a staff writer for the magazines Bravo! and República, among others, and lived in the United States while completing an MFA in Writing at Columbia University. Her first book of poems, The Blue House Around Noon, written in Portuguese and English, is forthcoming this fall. She is also the co-founder of Academia Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba (www.aicccinema.com.br).