Poetic Inquiry as Visiting: Stories of Men

Jodi Marie Latremouille


This article is a reflection on how stories can come to inhabit a place in a pedagogical way, as Keith Basso notes, “wisdom sits in places” (1996). In this story, I write about my experiences teaching a college preparation English and math class in rural British Columbia. In the short story entitled Stories of Men, I describe the act of witnessing the stories of suffering and hope of men who grew up attending local residential schools, alongside the stories of their sons’ coming of age in the contemporary school system.

Keywords: poetic inquiry; narrative inquiry; storytelling; place-based pedagogy


narrative inquiry; storytelling; place-baced pedagogy

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