John J. Guiney Yallop

BIOGRAPHY
John J. Guiney Yallop is a Two-Spirited writer and academic. His writing and research includes poetic inquiry and narrative inquiry. John is interested in stories of lived experience, identities, emotions, communities and gratitude. His most recent book is OUT of Place.

PUBLICATIONS

Books
  • Of place and memory: A poetic journey. Halifax: Backalong.
Chapbooks
  • Notes to my prostate.. Toronto, ON: Sixth Floor Press. ISBN: 978-0-9809832-3-4. 2010.
  • Even this grey dawn.. Elder-Gomes, J-A., Guiney Yallop, J. J., Martignacco, C., Stevenson Schmolka, D., Vickers, J., & Wilkinson, K. (Eds.). (2010). Toronto: Canadian Unitarian Council. ISBN: 978-0-919667-52-5
  • The moon that follows you home: poems of call and response. Elder-Gomes, J-A., Guiney Yallop, J. J., Martignacco, C., Stevenson Schmolka, D., Vickers, J., & Wilkinson, K. (Eds.). (2009). . Toronto: Canadian Unitarian Council. ISBN: 978-0-919667-51-8.
  • Threads: Poems from the web of life. Elder-Gomes, J.-A., Guiney Yallop, J. J., Martignacco, C., Stevenson Schomolka, D., & Vickers, J. (Eds.). (2008) (pp. 5-6). Toronto, ON: Canadian Unitarian Council. ISBN: 978-0-919667-50-1
Journal Articles
  • “Exploring identities through poetic inquiry: Heartfelt journeys into tangled places of complicated truths and desires.” Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2. Guiney Yallop, J. J., Naylor, K., Sharif, S., & Taylor, N. (2010).
  • “Ways of being in teaching: Conversing paths to meaning.” Canadian Journal of Education, 33 (1), 177-198. Wiebe, S. & Guiney Yallop, J. J. (2010)
  • “Being a poetic researcher: Holding the tension of artist in the academy and academic in the world.” The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4. (2009).
  • “Learning, teaching, and researching through poetry: A shared journey.” Creative Approaches to Research, 2(2) 46-57. Day, L. & Guiney Yallop, J. J. (2009).
  • “Exploring an emotional landscape: Becoming a researcher by reawakening the poet”. Brock Education, 14(2), 132-144. (2005).
Additional Poetry Publications
  • “A moment”, “I drew circles”, & “What do you write about”. Newfoundland Quarterly, 89(2), 29. (1995).
  • “Feeling rigid” & “Reconnecting Lines”. (1995). In Y. Field & A. Nielsen.
  • Bulrushes and cat tales: An anthology by Brampton Writers’ Workshop (pp. 42). Brampton: Brampton Writers’ Workshop.
  • The peacock’s tale (pp. 41). Brampton, ON: Brampton Writers’ Workshop. (1995).
  • “I wanted to dream about you”. Museletter (Spring), 41. (1994).
  • “P Cove #2”, “Purpose”, “Resettlement” & “The Fireplace”. Newfoundland Quarterly, 78 (1&2), 47. (1982).
  • Choice poems from the Newfoundland (1981).
  • Quarterly (pp. 14). St. John’s, Newfoundland: Harry Cuff Publications Limited.
  • “Admiral’s Cove”, “P Cove” & “Paul”. Newfoundland Quarterly, 77(1), 18. (1981).
  • Tribute to Colleen Hawkins. Newfoundland Herald, (August 8), 100.(1981).


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