Transformative Pedagogy Through Strong Poetry

Carol M. Lee



In No Return, a refugee story in poems, the author reflects on the critical stance of art, particularly, language as art.  The anthology uses an eclectic set of methodological tools drawn from critical discourse and literary analyses, and as importantly, it incorporates critical pedagogy theory.  This article consists of two parts.  The first is a literary deconstruction of the introductory poem in the story.  In part two, the author argues cogently that as researchers, educators, and creative writers we share collective responsibilities for the words we use and the stories which we tell; furthermore, the author reminds us that stories are the agents of pedagogy.

Keywords:  refugee, pedagogy, art, critical stance, poetry, strong poetry

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