Where does poetry live in your world?
How can poetry mentally and emotionally help people?
That's the question PBS NewsHour is exploring over the coming year. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and NewsHour Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society Jeffrey Brown are traveling the country to see how the recitation and creation of poetry protects the brain, stimulates the mind and allows people to overcome obstacle.
Throughout this poetry road trip, we want to know how poetry affects your life. Where does poetry live in your world? Who first introduced you to poetry? How has it helped you? We'll include your answers in an ongoing online feature.
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