Selected Scholarship — Writing/Poetry
Apol, L. (2017). Writing poetry in Rwanda: A means for better listening, understanding, processing, and responding. Journal of Poetry Therapy: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research and Education, 30 (2), 71-83. Online 2016: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08893675.2017.1266188
Apol, L. Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education. The Conversation, March 2017.
Apol, L. & Macaluso, K. (2016). Using the Author-Out writing workshop to counter students’ assumptions and anxieties about reading and writing poetry. English Journal, 105 (6), 31-36.
Apol, L. (2014). Language lessons: Poems from Rwanda. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 10 (1), 1-17.
Certo, J.L., Apol, L., Wibbens, E., & Hawkins, L. (2012). Living the Poet’s Life: Using an Aesthetic Approach to Poetry to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Poetry Experiences and Dispositions. English Education, 44(2), 102-146.
Certo, J., Apol, L., Yoon, S., & Wibbens, E. (2010). The Most Neglected of the Neglected R: Poetry Research We Have; Poetry Research We Need. In G. Troia, R. Shankland & A. Heinz (Eds.), Writing Research in Classroom Practice. New York: Guilford Press, (275-289).
Apol, L. & Certo, J. (2010). A burgeoning field or a sorry state: U.S. poetry for children, 1800-present. In S. Wolf, K. Coats, P. Encisco & C. Jenkins (Eds.), Handbook of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge Press.
Apol, L. (2005). Poetry: The magic wand for reading ills. The State of Reading in the State of Michigan 37 (2), 61-62.
Apol, L. (2002). Why Stafford? Why Children? Why Poems? English Quarterly, 32 (1 & 2), 3-8.
Apol, L. (2002). “What do we do if we don’t do haiku?” Seven suggestions for writers and teachers. English Journal, 91 (3), 89-97.
Apol, L. & Kambour, T. (1999). Telling stories through writing and dance. Language Arts, 77 (2), 106-117.
Apol, L. & Harris, J. (1999). Joyful noises: Creating poems for voices and ears. Language Arts, 76 (4), 314-322.
Apol-Obbink, L. (1990). The primacy of poetry: Oral culture and the young child. The New Advocate, 3, 227-234.