How to Make Words of Rubble is a book-length poem by Isabel Sobral Campos that narrates maternal grief and anxiety, regurgitating the languid remains of abject motherhood from the depths of an Old English swamp. A hybrid between choral ode and musical score, the poem seeks a new horology, a resurrected capacity to inhabit time in the presence of disaster. It is also a dirge hauled upon a mother’s impaled head to Heorot. This poem ruminates in the dead of ecology.


About the Author

Campos is the author of the poetry collection Your Person Doesn’t Belong to You (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018), and the chapbooks Material (No, Dear and Small Anchor Press, 2015), You Will Be Made of Stone (dancing girl press, 2018), and Autobiographical Ecology (Above/Ground Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared in the Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, as well as in the anthologies BAX 2018: Best American Experimental Writing and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars: Poetics for the More-Than-Human World. She is the co-founder of the Sputnik & Fizzle publishing series.

How to Make Words of Rubble


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