Flávia Rocha is a journalist, poet and translator. She worked as a staff writer for the Brazilian magazines Bravo!, República, Carta Capital and Casa Vogue, among others, and is a contributing editor for Rattapallax magazine since 2002. She has a M.F.A. in Writing/Poetry from Columbia University, and is the author of A Casa Azul ao Meio-Dia/The Blue House Around Noon (poetry, bilingual, Travessa dos Editores, Brazil, 2005). A few years ago, she founded with her husband, Steven Richter, the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film and arts school based in São Paulo. She currently coordinates a writing program at the school.