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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2011 
Volume 9 
Issue 1-2

An Aleatory Experience Using the Spontaneous Playing with Words That Led to a Chance Encounter with Self and with Writing Poetry as a Valid Form of Inquiry

Joanna Kirby
Bristol University

2011 9 (1-2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This paper explores how writing poetry came to make a significant contribution to an exploration of writing as a form of inquiry which questioned whether the process of writing can uncover and successfully express tacit, felt sense of knowing – aesthetics in the sensory embodied sense. An initial aleatory exploration with words led to the discovery of the potential of poetic language to express the inexpressible creating a poetic moment, where object merges with significance, the former opening up the latter. The writing also suggests that writing as a form of inquiry opens up opportunities for a more ethical writing through which there is increased capacity for researchers to ‘enter into the experiences of others’ with greater sensitivity and awareness. The documentation of the stages of the dynamic process of writing demonstrates how writing as a form of inquiry moves through a series of written representations suggesting that there is no difference between writing and field work as the fieldwork and writing blur into one, increasing the problem of representation.

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An Aleatory Experience Using the Spontaneous Playing with Words That Led to a Chance Encounter with Self and with Writing Poetry as a Valid Form of Inquiry. (2011). An Aleatory Experience Using the Spontaneous Playing with Words That Led to a Chance Encounter with Self and with Writing Poetry as a Valid Form of Inquiry. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 9(1-2), 29-36. (Original work published 2011)

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“An Aleatory Experience Using The Spontaneous Playing With Words That Led To A Chance Encounter With Self And With Writing Poetry As A Valid Form Of Inquiry”. 2011. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 9, no. 1-2, 2011, pp. 29-36.

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“An Aleatory Experience Using The Spontaneous Playing With Words That Led To A Chance Encounter With Self And With Writing Poetry As A Valid Form Of Inquiry”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 9, no. 1-2 (2011): 29-36.