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Poetry

  • By: Julie Chateauvert
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

As a performing art, a literary art, an art of movement, and a visual art, sign language poetry constitutes an art form of its own that reaches far beyond simply the sphere of literature. Poetic creation spans the history of signed languages, evolving, diversifying, and growing over time according to sociopolitical conditions that allow it to grow and take root, particularly when schools and institutions promote teaching signed literature. From amateur to professional practice, poetic creation is alive and dynamic within Deaf communities worldwide, and it is disseminated through gatherings of various scales. With the advent of the Internet, its circulation is expanded, transforming the ways these artistic works are experienced. Similarly, with the constitution of Deaf Studies, we see the emergence of literary criticism ...

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