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„And What is a Beautiful Poem”? Reflections of a Poet on Vlad Petre Glăveanu’s The Psychology of Creativity: A Critical Reading

Katarzyna Citko
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Published Online: 2015-05-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ctra-2015-0015


I fully subscribe to Glăveanu’s opinions. I am not a psychologist, but as someone who specialises in culture and at the same time, as a poet, I believe that if the psychology of creativity is to say something truthful about the creative process, it should open up to the inner life of artists and to statistically unmeasurable processes such as talent and inspiration, rather than devise and carry out laboratory experiments. Therefore, encouraged by Glăveanu to pose innovative questions, in my article I ask about the essence of poetic inspiration, that is able to create images and lies at the root of metaphor which emerges in the mind of an artist.

Keywords: Poetry; Inspiration; Metaphor; Transcendence; Mystery


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About the article

Received: 2014-11-03

Revised: 2014-12-02

Accepted: 2014-12-15

Published Online: 2015-05-26

Published in Print: 2015-06-01

Citation Information: Creativity. Theories – Research - Applications, ISSN (Online) 2354-0036, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ctra-2015-0015. Export Citation

© Katarzyna Citko. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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