Research as a dialectical activity: writing a long poem in Rome
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Research can be a prior, extrinsic activity, and also an intrinsic part of the creative process itself. While I was writing a long poem in Rome in 2004 - a poem involving both the historical past and my own personal past – both kinds of research interacted in an inextricable dialectic, with consequences for both the poem's form and its contents.