This short poetic response explores my experience performing the play Heavier than Air as a queer teacher; folding my body into these characters, feeling the tensions in the stories, and their resonances with my own. The form of the poem mirrors the process of folding the paper airplanes referenced and used as props throughout the play. As I performed the poem, I folded a paper airplane, and let it take flight on the last line.
A. B. is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Correspondence to: A. B., Department of Communication Studies, Communications Building, Mail Code 6605, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A. B.; Paper Airplanes. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2018; 7 (4): 146–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.146
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