A Study of Being as LoveDiscover yourself as being poetry through an autoethnography, i.e. a fictive-academic novel that draws concepts from philosophy, the humanities, and the social science. I will guide you to understand how and why through the fullest love you can transform yourself and the world around you into poetry.
Once the free writing has ended, I begin the editing process that gives emphasis on cadence. However, there must be a balance between cadence and characterization of meaning. The more precise I desire to be regarding meaning; the more difficult it is to cadence and vice versa. Also, during translation I find myself in the same dilemma. If I prefer cadence, then the original meaning begins to fade away and vice versa. Subsequently, I continue the process of editing until I am satisfied with the final result. The editing process has a minimum of ten iterations per poem in this book.
In the following section, I will review autoethnography because the poetic data is analyzed through an autoethnography, novel-like narrative, which also follows methodology of arts-based research. This fictive-academic novel will draw from verbatim quotes by the physicist-philosopher David Bohm and the novelist-philosopher Iris Murdoch. Bohm and Murdoch will be my main characters, but I will also draw from other philosophers through books and notebooks that will allow me to introduce more quotes that inform the analysis of my poetry. This is done with the intention of balancing the scholarly, the scientific, and the artistic within the methodology of poetic inquiry as a form of arts-based research.