Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
Poetry serves as the prototype for integrating our culture and our minds. We need to put together things by retaining the identity of the parts yet creating new wholes. Poetry has a desirable tension between order and disorder in all of its dimensions--sound, image, and time. We need to overcome the segmentation of the communities of discourse (e.g. the disciplines} and that in the mind which reflects it. Individuals need to rediscover integrations for themselves by which they would change themselves and offer change to others.
Boyd White, James. "Intellectual Integration." Issues in integrative studies 5 (1987): 1-18.