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A Theory of Migration Maio 16, 2013

Posted by paulo jorge vieira in poemas, teoria e epistemologia da geografia.
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A Theory of Migration[1]


Push. The slowing down of everything

but you. Like when the driver hits the brakes

and you’re slo-mo through the windscreen.


Pull. The earthly tug of gravity

on space debris. The fizzing blue light

that zaps the bugs by the turquoise sea.


Tim Cresswell

Tim Cresswell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of five books including Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction (2013) and On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006). Tim is also a poet who has published widely in national magazines in the UK. His first collection, Soil, is being published by Penned in the Margins in July 2013.

[1] In “Transfers” 3(1), Spring 2013: pp. 6, 2013



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