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Poetry and Pedagogy across the Lifespan

Disciplines, Classrooms, Contexts

Editors: Kleppe, Sandra Lee, Sorby, Angela (Eds.)

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  • Emphasizes the importance of poetry for creative development across the lifespan and disciplines
  • Argues that poetry is a way of forging new connections as well as stimulating new linguistic experiences
  • Counters the deprioritization of poetry in the education of children and adults
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About this book

This book explores poetry and pedagogy in practice across the lifespan. Poetry is directly linked to improved literacy, creativity, personal development, emotional intelligence, complex analytical thinking and social interaction: all skills that are crucial in contemporary educational systems. However, a narrow focus on STEM subjects at the expense of the humanities has led educators to deprioritize poetry and to overlook its interdisciplinary, multi-modal potential. The editors and contributors argue that poetry is not a luxury, but a way to stimulate linguistic experiences that are formally rich and cognitively challenging. To learn through poetry is not just to access information differently, but also to forge new and different connections that can serve as reflective tools for lifelong learning. This interdisciplinary book will be of value to teachers and students of poetry, as well as scholars interested in literacy across the disciplines.

About the authors

Sandra Lee Kleppe is Professor at Inland University of Applied Sciences, Norway. Her monograph The Poetry of Raymond Carver is the first of its kind on Carver’s poetry production. She is also Director of the International Raymond Carver Society. Angela Sorby is Professor of English at Marquette University, USA. An award-winning author of three volumes of poetry, she has also published the monograph Schoolroom Poets, and numerous articles on poetry from an academic perspective.

Reviews

“This is a book that may well transform thinking about poetry forever. Its authors explode the many myths and misconceptions about how one reads, understands and utilises the affordance of poems. They demand a re-imagining of the practice of poetry and show how poems, in all their manifestations, can offer unique satisfactions for the many and not just the few. This is a refreshing, exciting and much needed book that will make a difference to how poetry is read, taught and enjoyed.” (Professor Andrew Lambirth, Immediate Past President of the UK Literacy Association)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Poetry and Accounting: “What Is It You Plan to Do with Your One Wild and Precious Life?”

    Tobin, Richard

    Pages 3-17

  • The Chemistry of Poetry: Transfer Across Disciplines

    Sorby, Angela (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Teaching Poetry Through Dance

    Delchamps, Vivian

    Pages 37-55

  • Poetry and Pedagogy in St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582): Affirming Life Lessons for Women

    Pasero, Anne M.

    Pages 57-71

  • Teaching Poetry with Painting: “Why Do You Thus Devise Evil Against Her?”

    Kleppe, Sandra Lee

    Pages 73-94

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90433-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90432-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry and Pedagogy across the Lifespan
Book Subtitle
Disciplines, Classrooms, Contexts
Editors
  • Sandra Lee Kleppe
  • Angela Sorby
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90433-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90433-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90432-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 378
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