Definition of poiesis in US English:

poiesis

noun

literary
  • Creative production, especially of a work of art; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The North British Review. From ancient Greek ποίησις creation, production from ποιεῖν to make, create, produce + -σις.

Pronunciation

poiesis

/pɔɪˈiːsɪs/