The story of a poet who beat cancer and became a squeak: A sounded narrative about art, education, and the power of the human spirit

Walter S. Gershon, George V. Van Deventer

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Abstract

This collaborative piece represents one of the first iterations of a methodological possibility called sounded narratives. It is also a performative piece of sound/art, a narrative about a poet and his voice, stories that are as much about himself as they are about curricular possibilities and the power of art. Based on a pair of over two-hour interview sessions before and after surgery to remove a large malignant esophageal mass, this piece of art/scholarship is one interpretation of a poet who beat cancer and became a squeak. It is a reminder of the possibilities of stories, the strength of the human spirit, the always-there potential for any experience to be educational, and of the importance of listening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-105
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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