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Reading and responding to poetry: to know, to experience

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Owen Bullock, Lucinda McKnightLucinda McKnight, Ruby Todd
Three poet-researchers conduct three different readings of Tishani Doshi’s poem A Fable for the 21st Century. We ask how as creative practitioners and critics we can negotiate the desire for mastery of a text, and the dangers a semiotic reading presents, allowing for difference, indecision, and complexity. We present our initial readings of the poem and summarize our discussions of them grounded in the transactional reading theory of Louise Rosenblatt and nuanced by assemblage theory. A final section includes three original poems written in response to Doshi, together with a brief discussion of them, and forms part of our conclusion.

History

Journal

Qualitative inquiry

Volume

27

Issue

5

Pagination

608 - 617

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1077-8004

eISSN

1552-7565

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal