What happens when a poet steals from her own literary life? This work experiments with the imaginative potential cf a few generic subtypes - the confessional poem, the lyric essay, the prose poem and the cento - all of which could be said to be hybrids. Primarily, it plays with the cento, a genre with plagiarism at its heart, composed of the words of revered literary figures. Interweaving lines from my previous books - self-plagiarising - allows the cento to be problematised.
|Title of host publication||Offshoot|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice|
|Editors||Donna Lee Brien, Quinn Eades|
|Publisher||University of Western Australia Pubishing|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - May 2018|
- life writing