Responding to evidence of a steep decline in the reading of poetry, this article advocates a set of broad principles for poetry teaching that address the aesthetic function and materiality of poetry, and argues for a dialectic relationship in the poetry classroom between thoughtful analysis and interpretive freedom.
Jerry Farber; On Not Betraying Poetry. Pedagogy 1 April 2015; 15 (2): 213–232. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2844985
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