Letters: Trashing Frost's House Listeners offer their thoughts on an interview with Jay Parini, who taught a class on Robert Frost's poetry to two dozen youngsters who were being punished for trashing the late writer's summer home in Vermont during a party.
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Listeners offer their thoughts on an interview with Jay Parini, who taught a class on Robert Frost's poetry to two dozen youngsters who were being punished for trashing the late writer's summer home in Vermont during a party.

ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

The class was part of their sentence for trashing Frost's summer home in Vermont.

JAY PARINI: I found my self engaging with these kids in a way that changed me. I went away stunned by the power of poetry to change lives and to make people think about their world in fresh ways.

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