Theophylline: A Poetic Migration Via the Modernisms of Rukeyser, Bishop, Grimké (de Castro, Vallejo) (Paperback)
What is breath for? What is archive? Why write a poem, instead of... something else?
Theophylline is a work of poetry motivated by asthma, seeking poetry's futurity in a queer and female heritage. Moure crosses a border to engage the poetry of three American modernists--Muriel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, and Angelina Weld Grimk --as a translator might enter work to translate it. But what if that work is already in English?I looked for women who had made and were formed by
migrations, and who were in some way marked 'qustionably'
by the socius, and I examined what I could of the forms and
shapes of their migrations--