Whiteout: Writing Collaborative Online Poetry as Inquiry

Lucinda McKnight, Owen Bullock, Ruby Todd

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Abstract

This article shares an experimental poem created by three poet-researchers using an online word processor to collaborate within a single document. We attempt to blur the line between creative and academic writing, focusing on the possibilities for writing as a method of inquiry and the opportunities for different perceptions of being that it suggests. Our project unfolds as we also produce a brief diffractive reading that does not mirror or deconstruct the poem, but thinks it in an alternative way, as a broader collaboration, or intra-action between entities, both human and non-human. We avoid determining how our purported individual voices merge to form any united voice. Rather, we are alert to agencies and flows that complicate understandings of us as three rational, discrete, fully formed human figures articulating coherent narratives. We therefore offer a response to theoretical calls to explore collaborative writing as inquiry, through sharing our practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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McKnight, Lucinda ; Bullock, Owen ; Todd, Ruby. / Whiteout: Writing Collaborative Online Poetry as Inquiry. In: Qualitative Inquiry. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 313-315.
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In: Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2017, p. 313-315.

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