Borrowings;
 or ways of making poetry by taking, working and returning: a study in creative practice

Hetherington, Paul and Pont, Antonia 2014, Borrowings;
 or ways of making poetry by taking, working and returning: a study in creative practice, New writing: international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 48-61.

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Title Borrowings;
 or ways of making poetry by taking, working and returning: a study in creative practice
Author(s) Hetherington, Paul
Pont, Antonia
Journal name New writing: international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 48
End page 61
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1479-0726
1943-3107
Keyword(s) Borrowings
Poetry
Incepts
Sense
Intertextuality
Authorship
Summary The collaborative poetry project ‘Borrowings’ investigates and theorises some of the processes of poetic composition. Two collaborators, by making use of incepts from each other's work, have generated new poems by exploring the nature of intertextual genesis. This paper presents key ideas generated by this activity and, in doing so, applies Deleuze's analysis of games to its consideration of the nature of poetic composition, along with his contention that ‘[t]o pass to the other side of the mirror is to pass from the relation of denotation to the relation of expression … It is to reach a region where language no longer has any relation to that which it denotes’. The project explores some of the ways in which poetry makes ‘sense’, both to the writer and reader; as well as questioning the extent to which poetry depends on its author's ‘decision’ about what to write. It also teases out some of the implications for how we understand authorship if authorial decisions may be generated by incepts of one kind or another that occur to the poet apparently randomly, or may be given to them by a line or phrase that they encounter while reading. This paper's ultimate wager, and one put to the test in the project itself, is that limitation has an expansive effect on the generation of creative work.
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059910

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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