This article doubles down on the notion of poetry as a vehicle for expression in qualitative research. Following from the work of Cahnmann (2003), Stenhouse (2014), and Lahman et al. (2010), and drawing from additional inspiration including Clandinin and Connelly (2000) and Kuhn (2012), the author constructs the argument for poetic voice in research in the form of a series of poetic interplay with research concepts. The article makes the case that rich sources of data may be found in alternative representations of findings, and research questions and the people who are invited to research projects should influence researchers' choices and data collection and presentation.


qualitative design, methods, methodology, poetic analysis, alternative representation

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Jason D. DeHart is an assistant professor of reading education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. DeHart has written poetry, and values traditional and well as new ways of looking at research questions. Please direct correspondence to dehartjd@appstate.edu.

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