This chapter tests the strengths and pitfalls of the self-reflective approach to one's own writing frequently used in creative writing pedagogy. Taking as a specimen his own as-yet-published poem Words For The Shortest Day, Gross recommends of method for 'being objective about one's subjectivity' which foregrounds the challenges and practical choices in the writing rather than acting as an advocate for its success. He seeks to demonstrate the relevant contributions to the understanding of the work likely to be available only to its author, side by side with an awareness of the blind spots of which authors are necessarily unaware. Focussing on creative process as much as product, this article is an argument for critical-creative dialogue.
|Title of host publication||The Writer in the Academy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Creative Interfrictions|
|Editors||Richard Marggraf Turley|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Oct 2011|
- creative writing
- reflective commentary
- creative-critical crossovers