Journal of Writing in Creative Practice: Between Clean Sheets

Cathy Wade, Gavin Wade (Corresponding / Lead Author), Yvette Greslé, Paul Conneally (Corresponding / Lead Author), Emma Bolland, Tina Francis, Patrick Goodall, Brenda Hicklin, James Kennedy, Mathew Parkin, Alison Raybould, Sid Sidowski

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    ‘Between Clean Sheets’ is a 100-verse #Twenga written by twelve ‘poets’ over a 63-day period on Twitter. It is the eighth #Twenga led by Paul Conneally and Gavin Wade hosted by Eastside Projects (@eprjcts). #Twenga is a Renga (linked verse) – a 1000-year-old Japanese form of extended haiku written by multiple authors – written live on Twitter. It is an incredibly successful shared artform displaying complex and sophisticated ways of collaborating and organizing space, time and thinking. The 100 verses are written to a hyakuin schema, adapted by Wade from the schema suggested by Conneally for their seventh #Twenga, originally used by the poet Sōgi in his ‘Solo Sequence of 1492’. The schema provides a theme for each verse such as Autumn, moon, love, equality and urgent actions. The themes provide an underpinning position and combine with a ‘link and shift’ reflection upon context, memory and imagination always written in the present."
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-48
    JournalJournal of Writing in Creative Practice
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2020


    • Haiku
    • Link and shift
    • Linked poetry
    • Poetry
    • Renga
    • Renku
    • Shared writing
    • Twitter


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