Publications (Carl Leggo)

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Sailing in a concrete boat

Leggo, C. (2012). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Chambers, C., Hasebe-Ludt, E., Leggo, C., & Sinner, A.  (Eds.). (2012). A heart of wisdom: Life writing as empathetic inquiry. Complicated Conversation: A Series in Curriculum Studies. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2012). Sailing in a concrete boat: A teacher’s journey. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Cohen, A., Porath, M., Clarke, A., Bai, H., Leggo, C., & Meyer, K. (2012). Speaking of teaching: Inclinations, inspirations, and innerworkings. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Hasebe-Ludt, E., Chambers, C., & Leggo, C. (2009). Life writing and literary métissage as an ethos for our timesNew York, NY: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2006). Come-By-Chance. St. John’s: Breakwater Books.

Shamsher, M., Decker, E., & Leggo, C. (Eds.). (2003). Teacher research in the backyard. Vancouver: British Columbia Teachers’ Federation.

Leggo, C. (1999). View from my mother’s house. St. John’s: Killick Press.

Leggo, C. (1994). Growing up perpendicular on the side of a hill. St. John’s: Killick Press.

 Educating the young: The ethics of care

Leggo, C. (2011). A heartful pedagogy of care: A grandfather’s perambulations.


Book Chapters

Leggo, C. (2011). A heartful pedagogy of care: A grandfather’s perambulations. In J. A. Kentel (Ed.), Educating the young: The ethics of care (pp. 61–83). New York: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2010). Boys and their stories. In S. Steinberg, M. Kehler, & L. Cornish (Eds.), Boy culture: An encyclopedia (pp. 468–471). Santa Barbara, CA:  Greenwood Press.

Leggo, C. (2009). Living love stories: Fissures, fragments, fringes. In M. Prendergast, C. Leggo, & P. Sameshima (Eds.), Poetic inquiry: Vibrant voices in the social sciences (pp. 147–168). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Meyer, K. & Leggo, C. (2009). Imagining otherwise: Tantalizing tales from the Centre. In P. Lewis & J. Tupper (Eds.), Challenges bequeathed: Taking up the challenges of Dwayne Huebner (pp. 39–50). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Kirkland, K., & Leggo, C. (2008). A grim fairy tale: Taboo, mythopoetics, and truth-telling. In J. G. Knowles, S. Promislow, & A. L. Cole (Eds.), Creating scholartistry: Imagining the arts-informed thesis or dissertation (pp. 245–258). Halifax: Backalong Books.

Leggo, C. (2008). The ecology of personal and professional experience: A poet’s view. In M. Cahnmann & R. Siegesmund (Eds.), Arts-based inquiry in diverse learning communities: Foundations for practice (pp. 89–97). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Leggo, C. (2007). Autobiographical writing and voice: Five echoes. In I. Blayer and F. Fagundes (Eds.), Oral and written narratives and cultural  identity: Interdisciplinary approaches (pp. 119–137). New York: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2006). Attending to winter: A poetics of research. In W. Ashton & D. Denton (Eds.), Spirituality, ethnography, and teaching: Stories from within (pp. 140–155). New York: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2005). The letter of the law/the silence of letters. In P. Trifonas (Ed.), Communities of difference (pp. 110–125). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Leggo, C. (2005). Synonyms: Fiction & knowing. In W. Gershon, T. Kelly, K. Kesson, & W. Walter-Bailey (Eds.), (De)liberating curriculum and pedagogy: Exploring the promise and perils of “scientifically based” approaches (pp. 85–98). Troy, NY: Educator’s International Press.

Leggo, C. (2004). Tangled lines: On autobiography and poetic knowing. In A. L. Cole, L. Neilsen, J. G. Knowles, & T. C. Luciani (Eds.), Provoked by art: Theorizing arts-informed research (pp. 18–35). Halifax: Backalong Books.

Leggo, C. (2003). Backyard quest(ion)s written in stone and water: Alchemic possibilities in the space of the heart. In E. Hasebe-Ludt, & W. Hurren (Eds.), Curriculum intertext: Place/language/pedagogy (pp. 131–148). New York: Peter Lang.

Leggo, C. (2001). Remembering childhood. In K. Watson (Ed.), My best poetry unit (pp. 88–90). Rozelle: St. Clair Press.

Challenging hierarchy

in education , 18(1)

Journal Articles and Essays

Leggo, C. (2012). Challenging hierarchy: Narrative ruminations on leadership in education. in education , 18(1), 21pp.

Leggo, C. (2011). Detours and distractions: In love with language. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, 5(2), 10–33.

Leggo, C. (2011). Living love: Confessions of a fearful teacher. JCACS (Journal of  the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies), 9(1), 115–144.

Leggo, C. (2010). Lifewriting: A poet’s cautionary tale. LEARNing Landscapes , 4(1), 67–84.

Sameshima, P. & Leggo, C. (2010). The poet’s corpus in love: Passionate pedagogy. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 26(1), 65–81.

Cohen, A., & Leggo, C. (2008). The mentoring relationship: A poetic perspective. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 3(2), 53–74.

Leggo, C. (2008). Narrative inquiry: Attending to the art of discourse. Language & Literacy, 10(1), 21 pp.

Wiebe, S., Sameshima, P., Irwin, R, Leggo, C., Gouzouasis, P., & Grauer, K. (2008). Re-imagining arts integration: Rhizomatic relations of the everyday. The Journal of Educational Thought, 41(3), 263–280.

Leggo, C. (2007). Tangled lines: The art of researching our lives. The Journal of Educational Thought, 41(2), 191–199.

Leggo, C. (2007). Living poetically: Pensées on literacy and health. Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training, and Education Journal, 6, 3–12.

Leggo, C. (2007). Writing truth in classrooms: Personal revelation and pedagogy. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 3(1), 27–37.

Leggo, C. (2007). Learning by heart: A poetics of research. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 22(4), 73–95.

Leggo, C. (2006). End of the line: A poet’s postmodern musings on writing. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 5(2), 69 – 92.

Leggo, C. (2005). Autobiography and identity: Six speculations. Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography , 22(1), 115 – 133.

Leggo, C. (2005). Pedagogy of the heart: Ruminations on living poetically. The Journal of Educational Thought,39(2), 175–195.

Leggo, C. (2005). An archipelago of fragments: Writing other gendered lines of connection. Men and Masculinities, 8, 195–207.

Leggo, C. (2005). The heart of pedagogy: On poetic knowing and living. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 11(5), 439–455.

Leggo, C. (2004). Listening to the silence: Honouring the complexity of the narratives we live. Brock Education,14(1), 97–111.

Leggo, C. (2004). Living poetry: Five ruminations. Language & Literacy, 6(2), 14 pp.

Leggo, C. (2004). The curriculum of joy: Six poetic ruminations. JCACS (Journal of the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies), 2(2), 27–42.

Leggo, C. (2004). Light and shadow: Four reasons for writing (and not writing) autobiographically. Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography, 21(1), 5–22.

Leggo, C. (2004). The poet’s corpus: Nine speculations. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 20(2), 65–85.

Leggo, C. (2004). The curriculum of becoming human: A rumination. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 1(1), 28–36.

Leggo, C. (2002). Writing as living compos(t)ing: Poetry and desire. Language and Literacy, 4(1).

Leggo, C. (2000). Writing lives is more than writing lines: Postmodern perspectives on life writing. Language and Literacy, 2(2).


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