Gift Wraps: a Collaborative Poetry Game

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    An apparently light-hearted poetry writing exercise suitable for both adults and children, which rapidly builds trust in a group and implicitly interrogates question of the role of the unasked, surprise, juxtaposition and incongruity in giving birth to originality in writing. It is a first experience of collaboration, demonstrating the gains to be had from a disciplined renunciation of control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTeaching Creative Writing
    Subtitle of host publicationPractical Approaches
    EditorsElaine Walker
    PublisherProfessional and Higher Partnership Limited
    ISBN (Print)9781907076121
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2012


    • poetry
    • collaboration
    • children's writing


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