Art for art’s sake?
29 October 2009Add to My Folder
Could writing poetry be the key to raising standards in schools? Kevin McCann investigates
A few years ago, I was approached by an MSc student who wanted to investigate the nature and reality of poetic inspiration for her thesis. She interviewed me and five other poets and sent me a summary of her conclusions which included the following: ”...it is possible to conclude that each of the poets is in fact engaged in an active and ongoing quest for self-actualisation.”
In plain English: when writing, we come closest to fulfilling our true potential. We get in touch with our authentic self.