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

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This conference paper was originally published as:

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. In G. Pittaway, & L. Smithies (Eds.), Minding the gap: Writing across threshold and fault lines. Paper presented at the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Massey University, Wellington, 30 November - 2 December (pp. 1- 23). Guyra, Australia: Australasian Association of Writing Programs.

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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.


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