Spotting the Occasion for Poetry: An Invigorating Process of Finding Out by Finding In

  • Margaret Louise Dobson McGill University

Abstract

This essay illustrates how the spotting of a poem in a prose con/text can reveal essential lessons for research, teaching and learning. In describing the process of my inquiry, I demonstrate how writing a found poem unearths an otherwise hidden—or possibly forgotten—connection between finding poems and educating youth. To allow artful, heartfelt insights to emerge, we have only to learn how to "spot the occasion for poetry" (Sullivan, 2007)

Published
2011-04-02
How to Cite
DOBSON, Margaret Louise. Spotting the Occasion for Poetry: An Invigorating Process of Finding Out by Finding In. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 161-168, apr. 2011. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Spotting-the-Occasion-for-Poetry-An-Invigorating-Process-of-Finding-Out-by-Finding-In>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2018.