Poetry workshop Martin Locock
Outline <ul><li>What is poetry? </li></ul><ul><li>Managing creativity </li></ul><ul><li>The haiku in theory and practice <...
What is poetry? <ul><li>“ Emotion recollected in tranquility”  William Wordsworth </li></ul><ul><li>“ Memorable speech”  W...
What poetry isn’t* <ul><li>A private language </li></ul><ul><li>An argument or analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Unedited thought...
Managing creativity <ul><li>Leadership and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Creation is easy </li></ul><ul><li>The creative pa...
The haiku <ul><li>Charity and trust </li></ul><ul><li>She resists the man </li></ul><ul><li>Panhandling for a pound coin, ...
Rules <ul><li>Japanese tradition </li></ul><ul><li>A title  </li></ul><ul><li>Three lines </li></ul><ul><li>Five, seven, f...
Examples <ul><li>Charity and trust </li></ul><ul><li>She resists the man </li></ul><ul><li>Panhandling for a pound coin, <...
Having a go <ul><li>Find a thought  3 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Write it down as a phrase </li></ul><ul><li>First draft (t...
Poetry as a thought tool <ul><li>Moment of clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Captures moments of transformation </li></ul><ul><li>...
More words <ul><li>http://locock3.blogspot.com </li></ul>
 
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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

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Using poetry to capture the changing moment

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

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