Title

The purple cow: Creating poetry for pleasure and beyond

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AFCC Publications

Place of Publication

Geylang East, Singapore

Editor(s)

Garces-Bacsal, R. M.

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

24556

Comments

Originally published as: Murphy, S. (2015). The purple cow: Creating poetry for pleasure and beyond. In R. M. Garces-Bacsal (Ed.), Bridges, dragons & books: reflections on Asian children's literature (pp. 19-34). Geylang East, Singapore: AFCC Publications.

Abstract

Paper presented at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore in May 2015. In presenting literature to children there is an apparent balancing act between the competing needs of education and entertainment. This battle seems especially strong in the genre of children's poetry, where an awareness of poetry's ability to educate and of the need to develop literacy skills battles with the desire to allow children to gain pleasure from poetry within the classroom or outside of it.

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