Chapter 11: Space in the Margin
On opening the book
I find the pages are filled
with paragraph after paragraph
of dense text, passive voice.
A reference list that spills
from covers to devour days.
Look here, you say, under hegemony
a spidery line tracks left
to penciled notes, aslant.
There is space in the margin.
This hanging indent an invitation
Reflection Questions for Readers
- When reading these poems, was it a staff or student voice you imagined speaking? Does your reading of the poem change if you imagine the other voice as the “I”? What assumptions or ideas might this surface?
- How do the poems relate to your own understandings and experiences of partnership?
- How could you use poetry or other arts-based approaches in your partnership practice? For example: as a means of exploring the nature of partnership; as a way of sharing learning from partnership; as a research or evaluation method?