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Alcione Sortica

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Alcione Sortica
Poetry, hope screaming for a better world!
Poetry, hope screaming for a better world!
Born(1935-12-17)December 17, 1935
Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil
OccupationAuthor, accountant
Literary movementliterature
Brazilian literature

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Alcione Sortica is a Brazilian novelist. The author is an official member and consul of Poets of the World,[1] and a professor at Castro Alves Academy for Arts, Sciences and Literature.


The writer is a former government income tax auditor. After his retirement, he devoted his time to the arts, mainly to literature, but with contributions in music and painting. In poetry, part of his work was translated and adapted into Spanish and presented in Argentina. He received several literary awards, especially in southern Brazil, for his essays, stories, poems and other texts. His book Cacos do Tempo (Pieces of Time), published in 2004, prepared the way for a new work called Beira de Açude (Edge of a Pond). Alcione Sortica has been awarded for his stories of urban and regional characters, presented mainly in short stories, chronicles and poetry.

Early life[edit]

Born in the town of Cachoeira do Sul (RS) on December 17, 1935 in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, home of his grandparents. He was the second son of the merchant Antonio Osorio Sortica and Maria Luiza Sortica. He completed his high school studies at the gymnasium Marist High School Roque Gonzales, where he completed a technician course in accounting.


He studied at, where in addition to studies of Portuguese and Brazilian literature, he completed studies in Latin and French. Later on, he moved to Porto Alegre where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1974. He co-founded Gonçalvense Student League.


In 1963 he married Ivone Teresinha Almansa. The couple was blessed with two sons: Edward (merchant, born in 1968) and Martha (medical, born in 1971).


In 1967, they moved to Porto Alegre (RS), where he worked as controller for Ernesto Neugebauer chocolate factory. In 1968, he joined the Ministry of Finance as federal public servant (income tax agent). During two decades of public service, he worked for SERPRO, Brazilian Federal Data Processing Agency. He retired in 1990.


After retirement he devoted himself to the arts, first music and painting and then in 2000, with the birth of his first grandchild – Stephanie – his writing grew in importance. The poem "Ray of Light" remained shelved until, on a visit to the House of the Poets of Rio Grande. There he met Mrs. Santa Inez Soares da Rocha Neiva and sent her a poem as a suggestion. His works include tales, short stories, essays and poems. His love of fishing led to the series On Silver Pond and Fisher Tales.

He chronicled the family's many trips in the series Travel Stories, some of them published on Zero Hora Journal. In 2005, he published his first book Pieces of Time. His work earned literary awards in Brazil and South America.[2][better source needed]

List of Works[edit]

Novels and other works[edit]

  • Cacos do Tempo (Pieces of Time), 2005 / 2017 (2nd Edition)
  • Peneirando Estrelas (Shifting Stars), 2012
  • Beira de Açude (Edge of Pond), 2013
  • De Pai para Filho (From father to son), 2014
  • Um Ponto no Tempo (A dot in time), 2015
  • Plenilúnio (Full moon), 2016


  • Universe, Spanish, 2007[3]
  • Sorrows, Spanish, 2011[4]
  • Smile, Spanish, 2011[5]
  • Your hair, Spanish, 2011[6]
  • The first poet, Spanish, 2011[7]
  • Mother Earth, Italian, 2009[8]
  • Light ray, Italian, 2009[9]
  • Shifting Stars, English, 2011[10]
  • Fallen angel, English, 2012[11]

External links[edit]


  1. Alcione Sortica at Poetas del Mundo
  2. "Alcione Sortica Official Webpage, Portuguese". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  3. "Universo (Espanõl)". Alcione Sortica.
  4. "Prece". Alcione Sortica.
  5. "Sonrisa (Español)". Alcione Sortica.
  6. "Tus cabellos (Español)". Alcione Sortica.
  7. Spanish version
  8. "Madre Terra (Italiano)". Alcione Sortica.
  9. "Raggio di luce (Italiano)". Alcione Sortica.
  10. "Sifting Stars (English)". Alcione Sortica.
  11. "Fallen Angel (English)". Alcione Sortica.

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