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Autumn 2010 Vol.4 No.1 - Poetry and Education: Possibilities and Practices

This issue presents submissions that explore the role of poetry in schools, in research, and in our lives beyond the classroom.

The journal is available in multiple formats. The interactive version allows readers to turn pages, hear authors read their work, enjoy podcasts, and experience other media. The PDF version is easy to download and print. Printed, bound copies are also available. They can be purchased at lulu.com in black and white and colour, and are priced at the cost of printing.

Table of Contents

  • 7 • Statement of Purpose
  • 8 • Review Board
  • 9 • Editorial
    Lynn Butler-Kisber
  • 15 • Commentary: Poetry Is the Human Heart Speaking in Its Own Melody
    Dr. Maya Angelou
  • 21 • Commentary: How and Why Does Poetry Matter? And What Do We Do About That?
    Patrick Dias
  • 29 • Commentary: Disappearing Into Another’s Words Through Poetry in Research and Education
    Corrine Glesne
  • 39 • Commentary: Recesses of the Young Poetic Mind
    Sophie Hillcoat
  • 43 • Commentary: Three Keys: Opening the Gate of Poetry to Young Writers
    Jane Hirshfield
  • 51 • Commentary: Academia: A Poetic Memoir
    Laurel Richardson
  • 59 • Commentary: Off the Diving Board: From Poetry Into Literacy
    John Warren Stewig
  • 67 • Lifewriting: A Poet’s Cautionary Tale
    Carl Leggo
  • 85 • The Grief Beneath Your Mothertongue: Listening Through Poetic Inquiry
    Sheila Stewart
  • 105 • Through the Gates of Loving Inquiry: Discovering a Poetics of Relationship
    Ahava Shira
  • 125 • Through the Lens of One Day Last December: A Poetics of Narrative Teaching
    Cynthia M. Morawski
  • 131 • The Poetics of Self-Study: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
    Margaret Louise Dobson
  • 143 • Children’s Poetic Voices
    April R. Mandrona
  • 157 • Hospitality and the Hôte: Revealing Responsibility Through Found Poetry
    Tim Molnar
  • 175 • Poetic Bodies: Female Body Image, Sexual Identity and Arts-Based Research
    Patricia Leavy
  • 189 • Through the Words of a Poet: Experiencing a Writing Journey
    John J. Guiney Yallop
  • 211 • Of Jaguars, Anthropologists, and Cole Porter: Poetry & Revision
    David Cappella
  • 229 • Sense & Nonsense: Thinking Poetry
    Gillian Sze
  • 239 • A Poet’s Journey as A/r/tographer: Poetic Inquiry With Junior High School Students
    Sean Wiebe
  • 255 • Poetry as Breath: Teaching Student Teachers to Breathe-Out Poetry
    Lesley Pasquin
  • 265 • Boom.Tick. Bing! Writing Bodies In
    Susanne Gannon & Diem Chi Nguyen
  • 273 • Poetic Imag(ination): Finding Praxis Through Haiku
    Sarah K. MacKenzie
  • 291 • “To Avoid Embarrassment, Poetry Should Keep Itself to Itself”: An Autoethnographic Exploration of the Place of Poetry in Adult Literacy Teacher Education
    Shelley Tracey
  • 305 • The Everything and the Nothing of Educational Experience: The Poetic Vicissitudes of Tom Wayman’s Did I Miss Anything?
    David Lewkowich

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CALL for Submissions

We are we welcoming submissions to be considered for publication in our fourteenth issue entitled "Inclusive Education: Socially Just Perspectives and Practices" (SPRING 2014), and our fifteenth issue entitled "Teacher Education: Learning From Experiences" (AUTUMN 2014).

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