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Provide, Provide (Punishment)
Prosecutors have assigned poetry classes to the group of “beer and marijuana fueled” revelers who broke into Robert Frost’s former home in Ripton, Vermont last December. Middlebury College professor and Frost biographer Jay Parini is providing the verse qua punishment, with hopes of showing the “redemptive power of poetry” to the guilty parties. The Associated Press has the full story, along with some fascinating comments on the nature of crime and punishment in Vermont.