Poetry as Compass: Chaos, Complexity, and the Creative Voice

  • Claudia S. Schlee Vanderbilt University


In the following article, I will relate poetry as a genre to complex systems and explain why this approach lends itself particularly well to a study about creativity. This will require us to alter our view and to move from a mechanistic model for explaining the emergence of life, to a systemic model. In other words, instead of reducing a phenomenon to a single object or concept in order to understand it, we will attempt to see it within its larger context by focusing on the lateral connections between its various parts.
How to Cite
Schlee, Claudia. 2006. “Poetry As Compass: Chaos, Complexity, and the Creative Voice”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, August. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/567.