If 'Poetry is more a Threshold than a Path' Then What Might Students Redress to Help With Crossing Over?

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Rickett, C., Northcote, M., Williams, A., Beveridge, J., & Musgrave, D. (2014). If 'poetry is more a threshold than a path' then what might students redress to help with crossing over?. Paper presented at the 19th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.aawp.org.au/publications/

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130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy| 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)


If Seamus Heaney’s observation that ‘poetry is more a threshold than a path’ aligns with the lived experience of those who teach or study the art of writing poetry, then there is an ongoing pedagogical discussion to be had about the way students acquire skills and achieve competency in writing poetry in a tertiary learning context.


Used by permission: Australasian Association of Writing Programs