Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal


Conversation is a complicated, ever-changing, and dynamic space—a space which is foundational to both education and curriculum, broadly conceived. In this article, we continue our ongoing conversion through the notion of writing love songs to the Earth and to each other. Within the conversation, Gonen shares original poetry emergent from his lived experiences, while Adrian attends to Gonen’s poetry in prosaic response. In this, the socio-political moment of the Canadian movement toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, we view our relationship and our conversations as speaking back to the competitive languages of diasporic space and Indigenous place through an emphasis on our mutual, though diverse, humanity. Far from a conclusive conversation, we offer our mutual and respective engagements with life’s curriculum, the world, and with words in the hope that these insights will resonate with other educators.



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