Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society: Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2009)
(Assumption University Press, 2009)
This paper is based on the creative writing course (also known as the "creative writing workshop") at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. The first section of the paper will make a case for poetry as a resource for language learning and creative writing. I will also demystify the traditional notion of poetry as deviant, abstruse, and difficult for language learners. The theoretical points will be based on Spiro's (2004) McRae's (1991), and Tomlinson's (1986) research on reasons for and ways of using poetry in the language classroom. ...