It is difficult to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack of what is found there.
– W.C.Williams, “Asphodel, that Greeny Flower”
A. Might one think of ‘literature’ (meaning fine arts writing) as part of the ‘legitimate’ category of qualitative research methods?
2. What does ‘inquiry’ mean in the fine arts? What traditionally constituted ‘serious’ inquiry?
iii. Form (n) Form (v) Formal analysis. Formalism. Formative research. >not really a question<
*. How might poetry inform ethnographic inquiry? What are poetry’s strong suits?
M. Consider your medium/media of choice. What is normal practice? What practice(s) might you consider beyond the constraints of your field?