Found Poems and Creative Editing

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Robinson, A. 2022. Found Poems and Creative Editing. Textual Cultures. 15 (1), pp. 71-78. https://doi.org/0.14434/tc.v15i1.34499
AuthorsRobinson, A.
Abstract

This article argues that the creation of found poetry, especially ‘pure’ found poetry is more an act of creative editing than creative writing. Using some practice-based research from a ‘pure’ found poem in my poetry collection Whatsname Street, published by Smokestack Books in 2021, I discuss how dealing with making a poem from another text is an act of creative editing in that it usually aims to keep something coherent and whole about the original text whilst changing it in some form. In the case of the poem under discussion, the changes consider the text’s intentions and they are also acts of translation.

KeywordsPoetry; History; Working class; Editing; Creative
JournalTextual Cultures
Journal citation15 (1), pp. 71-78
ISSN1559-2936
Year2022
Publisher Society for Textual Scholarship
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/0.14434/tc.v15i1.34499
Web address (URL)http://textual-cultures.org/volume-15-no-1/
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Online15 Sep 2022
Print15 Sep 2022
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Accepted09 May 2022
Deposited19 Apr 2023
Copyright holder© 2022, The Author
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