Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival 2015: The Creative Unconscious

Freud Museum London: Psychoanalysis Podcasts show

Summary: <br> The Poetry Society and the Freud Museum present an all-day event examining the creative unconscious, with leading speakers from the worlds of poetry, academia and psychoanalysis.<br> SESSION 1<br> <br> <br> Gerry Byrne - Introductory Thoughts<br> <br> <br> Nuar Alsadir - Night Fragments<br> In a state of creative impasse, the poet began setting her alarm for 3:15 a.m. to write down phrases from sleep as a way of mining the unconscious. These night fragments granted the poet access to a syntax that, despite being her own was largely unknown to her, thereby creating new poetic possibilities.<br>