Peson sat reading in striated shadows

Reading Between the Lines

Matthew J Coombes


The non-normative structural possibilities of poetry, with its focus on emotion, imagery and sound, makes it a useful way to portray inner experiences that are difficult to express through traditionally descriptive, more prosaic language. As a lecturer, artistic designer and researcher with dyslexia I have often had to use alternative paths to succeed professionally. Both professionally and privately I share arising complexities of my inner intellectual and felt life through poetry. This is a flow of consciousness about my dyslexia.


Poetry, learning, disability, dyslexia, education, personal experience



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