"Where It's At": Exploring African American Women's Resolute Love Poetry through New Literacies

December 2010
Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy;Winter2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
This essay provides an overview of how the author used new literacies 1 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.


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