Performing Embodied Pedagogy: Listening to the Small Talk of My Injured Back


  • Lorna Louise Ramsay Simon Fraser University



Poetic Inquiry, Embodiment, Multi-Literacy, Reflective Practices


I approach my new class of teachers-in-training with familiar embodied postures of discomfort and pain, anxiety and fear. I listen to my embodied poetic texts and reinterpret them through an injured body as inquiry into all my identities as musician, writer, photographer, educator, and yogi. I introduce myself to my new students by playing my flute, a vulnerable demonstration and invitation to negotiate corporeal histories through arts-based expression and transformative writing processes.

Author Biography

Lorna Louise Ramsay, Simon Fraser University

Lorna Ramsay, PhD Arts Education, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, is a poet, musician, and educator inviting often multi-layered embodied interpretation of daily life events through genres of poetic inquiry.

I have a background in special and teacher education, arts performance, and reflective practices.

My home near the ocean is for my four sons.