Learning with and from poetry

In many ways digital stories — of the sort we are encouraging in this site, stories which support faith formation — are closely linked to poetry. Concise evocations of very specific experiences, these stories create resonance through their very particularity. Learning with and from poetry can help in our creation of digital stories. Here is a lovely set of exercises that have been put together by a poet laureate of Kentucky, Jane Gentry.

These exercises help people pay attention to how images and words can layer meaning into complexity. We are doing something very similar in building a digital story.