All entries for Saturday 23 September 2006
September 23, 2006
“How do poets, and artists of all kinds, use mythology as a way of prjecting their self into their work?”
A piece of personal invesigative poetry/prose:
why do I personally find it difficult to write directy about myself?
- does writing through a medium such as myth make this easier? Why? And what effect does this have on the “poetic persona”?
= DOES THE ACT OF WRITING PETRY THROUGH A MEDIUM SUCH AS MYTHOLOGY CAUSE THE ISOLATION OF THE EMOTIONAL SELF AT THE COST OF THE DEVEOPMENT OF THE POETIC PERSONA?
Texts of interest:
Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid
Possible points of reference between myself and mythology:
Viking Myths – Northern, earthy.
Tales of Medusa – conflicting personality etc.