The purple cow: Creating poetry for pleasure and beyond
Place of Publication
Geylang East, Singapore
Garces-Bacsal, R. M.
School of Arts and Humanities
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.