A BRAZIL OF HER OWN: HOW BRAZIL ALLOWED ELIZABETH BISHOP TO FIND HER FULL VOICE

Gerry LaFemina

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“A Brazil of her own” examines how her move to Brazil enabled Elizabeth Bishop to transform both herself and the I of her poems. Finding a freedom in being a traveler, Bishop's years in Brazil allowed her to explore both her sexuality and the possibilities of poetic voice, and allowing her to bring disparate aspects of her self into a non-dialectical whole. In this way Bishop was exploring Brazil, herself, and poetry in the poems of Questions of Travel, particularly.


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