The Truth is Like Truth: Grey

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshoot
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice
EditorsDonna Lee Brien, Quinn Eades
PublisherUniversity of Western Australia Pubishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781742589626
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • life writing
  • prose
  • cento


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