Poetic Inquiry : Enchantment of Place
Poetic inquiry has increased in prominence as a legitimate means by which to collect, assimilate, analyze, and share the results of research across many disciplines. With this collection, we hope to continue to lay the groundwork internationally, for researchers, scholars, graduate students, and the larger community to take up poetic inquiry as a way to approach knowledge generation, learning, and sharing.
This volume specifically works to draw attention to the ancient connection between poetry and the natural world with attention to broadening the ecological scope and impact of the work of poetic inquirers.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20mm | 513g
- 07 Mar 2018
- Vernon Press
- Delaware, United States
- 33 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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08 Jan 2020
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David Greenwood, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Education, Lakehead University, Canada
This erudite collection is a fresh cut into the nature of thinking about being human, about stepping on the lily pads and rock piles of life and recording interpretations of what it means to be self-conscious sensual-intellectual beings in the process. It reaffirms that being poetic is to be in a story, adding mettle to the truth that poetry is another way to encode and share the foundations of human experience. Poetry heartfelt and thought through can ground theories of the world that actually involve our interactions with it, not just abstractions from it. Making that case and others emphatically, Poetic Inquiry marks its own fundamental contribution to social science and arts-based research.
Ivan Brady, Distinguished Teaching Professor, State University of New York, USA
The circumstances of our living always call out for a new breath, for new ways with words. Things have shifted. You can smell the Earth and taste the salt of weeping. These heartening writings are part of a greater breath, where the images and words surrounding teaching and learning and self-articulation are flying free of old, exhausted ways. Read it slowly. It is worth your while.
David W. Jardine, Retired Professor of Education, Canada
In an era of "alternative facts," language itself is at risk. Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place returns us to the human imagination as an organ of knowing indivisibly united with the phenomenology of words and things. Rich, provocative, insightful and sustaining, this collection shows "poetic inquiry" as a necessary mode of knowing and being for the twenty-first century. It returns poetry to its roots in cosmology, and inquiry to the incisive precision of poetry.
Susan Rowland, Chair, MA Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, USA
Between earth and sky, mind and heart, language and excess, these diverse contributions gather us together in lonely times, making us slow down and listen, listen, listen . . . to a mysterious but promising call . . . two parts dwelling and one part adventure.
Les Todres, Emeritus Professor of Health Philosophy, Bournemouth University, UK