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ERIC Number: EJ1171398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Poetry in the Academy: A Language of Possibility
Leggo, Carl
Canadian Journal of Education, v41 n1 p69-97 2018
As a poet, researcher, and teacher in the academy, I have pursued my vocation with an abiding commitment to both creative and critical discourse. I inquire into my autobiographical experiences as a poet, researcher, and teacher in the institutional contexts of a Faculty of Education by creating a performance of poetry that seeks to honour imagination, heart, and intellect. My goal is to offer a hopeful testimony to the value of giving curricular and pedagogical attention to the significance of critical creativity in education. In the performance I weave poetry, personal recollections, reflections, and quotations from writers who have inspired me. In this article, I present a performative text that is both poetic and full of poetry. I invite readers to receive this article like a long poem, full of resonances and gaps, fragments and sparks. I engage in testimony, in witness, in presenting prose and poetry that are enthused with an educator's delight in the creative playfulness of words.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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