“Where It’s At”: Exploring african american women’s resolute love poetry through new literacies

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Abstract

This essay provides an overview of how the author used new literacies with a group of African American women to inquire into their expressions of romantic heterosexual love. The author shares an artifact from the inquiry —a collaborative poem — and points to the ways the women's literacies and fragmented selves advanced the group's understanding of love, partnership, and integral self-worth. The author considers how creative writing advanced epistemological development among the group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-16
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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