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Manoel de Barros is considered one of Brazil's most enduring and inventive twentieth century poets. The author of twenty collections of poetry, Barros has received numerous honors, including Brazil's highest award for poetry, the Jabuti Prize, in both 1990 and 2002. His other awards include the 1990 Paulista Association of Art Critics Poetry Prize, the Nestlé Poetry Prize in 1997 and again in 2006, and the Ministry of Culture's Cecília Meireles Prize in 1998. In 1989, the Brazilian filmmaker Joel Pizzini made a movie about Barros's unusual life as a poet and ranch owner in the Pantanal, a remote swamp region of Brazil.