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Poetry workshop at PSMW Summer School 2009 in Lampeter encouraging managers ti use poetry as a thought tool. For more details see http://changing moment.blogspot.com

Poetry workshop at PSMW Summer School 2009 in Lampeter encouraging managers ti use poetry as a thought tool. For more details see http://changing moment.blogspot.com

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    •  
    • Poetry workshop Martin Locock
    • Outline
      • What is poetry?
      • Managing creativity
      • The haiku in theory and practice
      • Poetry as a thought tool
    • What is poetry?
      • “ Emotion recollected in tranquility” William Wordsworth
      • “ Memorable speech” W H Auden
      • “ Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” Leonard Cohen
      • “ The poet doesn't invent.  He listens.” Jean Cocteau
      • “ Carefully chosen words” Martin Locock
    • What poetry isn’t*
      • A private language
      • An argument or analysis
      • Unedited thought or feeling
      • A definitive or balanced view
      • A puzzle or word game
      • * according to me
    • Managing creativity
      • Leadership and creativity
      • Creation is easy
      • The creative paradox ( or , “There was a young man from Hong Kong”)
    • The haiku
      • Charity and trust
      • She resists the man
      • Panhandling for a pound coin,
      • Doubting his motives
    • Rules
      • Japanese tradition
      • A title
      • Three lines
      • Five, seven, five syllables
      • Words can be omitted
      • Changing moment: external > internal, describe > feel/think; two aspects of something
    • Examples
      • Charity and trust
      • She resists the man
      • Panhandling for a pound coin,
      • Doubting his motives
      • Kijo Murakami First autumn morning: the mirror I stare into shows my father's face
    • Having a go
      • Find a thought 3 minutes
      • Write it down as a phrase
      • First draft (title last) 5 minutes
      • Make two copies
      • Pairs: swap copy and read partner’s aloud
        • What was best, what needs work 5 minutes
      • Quick revision 2 minutes
      • Final version: reading
    • Poetry as a thought tool
      • Moment of clarity
      • Captures moments of transformation
      • Captures feelings and texture of experience
      • Multiple perspectives
      • Narratives and meaning
      • Self-awareness and insight (Meta state)
    • More words
      • http://locock3.blogspot.com
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