From intertexts to dialogues – the poetry of Adília Lopes and Rita Ann Higgins 1 de xul. de 2021
From intertexts to dialogues – the poetry of Adília Lopes and Rita Ann Higgins
From Gertrude Stein´s to Fernando Pessoa´s writing, along with some of her contemporary fellows´such as Maria Teresa Horta´s, not to mention foreign classics of bygone times, many are the plural intertexts that compose Adilia Lopes´s poetry. How do such voices help form a unique identity and style peculiar to A.Lopes as to characterize her as one of the most humorous (if not the most) contemporary Portuguese poets? In trying to answer this question, we have found many points of convergence between Lopes´s poetic writings and the lyricism found in the contemporary Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins. Thus, this paper focuses on expanding the idea of the intertext into dialogues between the two authors: what do they have in common in term of style?; how do their voices claim for the space of womanhood in societies in which women are historically invisible?; what are the elements, techniques and resources that compose their own poetic identities? These are some of the questions that may guide us in understanding how intertextuality and dialogue help form these authors´aesthetics.