I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University U.K. and I'm contacting you to inquire whether you might be interested in participating in some research that I am conducting that aims to understand the creative processes that are involved in poetry composition.

The study that I am running involves asking poets to write a small amount of original poetry. This writing session is then followed by a short interview about your writing process.

 The study is expected to last between 60 and 90 minutes in total.

A small remuneration will be available to thank you for your time and participation.

There is only one condition for participation, which is that you must be a published poet.

If you would like to find out more about this research or if you think you might be interested in participating then I'd be very grateful if you could contact me by email or call (306) 931-8028.

Erin Beatty:

Marie Curie Fellow, DESIRE Network

Dept. of Psychology, Lancaster University