• Sampling the Hors d’Oeuvres: Exploratory Poetics in Archives and Special Collections

    Author(s):
    Patrick Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Archival materials, Academic libraries--Administration, Academic librarians, Academic libraries, Teaching, Creative writing--Study and teaching
    Item Type:
    Other
    Tag(s):
    foundpoetry, specialcollections, lessonplan, Academic librarianship, Pedagogy, Creative writing pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/pakq-tb59
    Abstract:
    Going beyond a typical show-and-tell, this lesson plan engages students with primary materials as ingredients for creative work, with attention to the ways researchers read and notice in archives and special collections. This hands-on creative activity helps students to identify and analyze many facets of materials in a special collections setting, and it allows students to explore those materials together. Students create found poems based on a prompt distributed by the librarian-instructor and then engage in reflective sharing of the poems. The prompt draws students toward the textual, paratextual, and metadata elements of materials, and the sharing of poems among students highlights the variety of their observations.
    Notes:
    Chapter 16 in The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook. Edited by Julie M. Porterfield. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), 2021.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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