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You're A Poet And You Know It

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Tue 5/7/13 Noon & 7pm Look back through your middle school journals and you'll probably find some poems scrawled in the margins. When did you stop writing and reading poetry? Is writing poetry a different skill from reading poetry? Post your questions or comments about poetry here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

As a part of our Vermont Reads series, Vermont's poet laureate Sydney Lea and recent Guggenheim fellow Cleopatra Mathis will join us to talk about poetry- why it's important and why we should be less afraid of it.

Also in the program, a Vermont court case that highlights a federal law on mental health care.  The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires insurance program to give similar coverage to mental health care and medical/surgical care. A case in federal court in Burlington is testing the application of law.  Robert Appel, former director of the Human Rights Commission, explains how.