At land’s edge : three collaborative poems
mediaposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by R Acton, V Barry, Z Bissett, Donna Brien, B Janet, Susan Davis, Matt Eliot, C Gamble, V Gregory, Zoe Allen
In 2015, building on previous research into creativity and memory, how writers join fragments of knowledge into new understandings, and collaborative creative writing, two research writing workshops were held to investigate developing collaborative poetry based on personal memories and a writer’s sense of place. Three collaborative poems were developed and edited. These outputs exemplify howthe melding of individual voices offers a dynamism that may not always be achieved by solo writers. Sharing this technique to facilitate both individual and collaborative investigation and writing also resists the sometimes overwhelming nature of working in solitude and the competitive nature of research evaluation.