Art for art’s sake?

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By Kevin McCann — Full-time Writer and Poet

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: ” 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.

Raising self-esteem

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