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For troubled teens, poetry offers happiness after hardships

Clip: 03/17/2014 | 9m 13s

The Pongo Teen Writing Project has been working with troubled teens in detention centers, mental health facilities and homeless centers for nearly two decades, taking their stories and turning them into poetry. In our ongoing series "Where Poetry Lives," Jeffrey Brown and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey learn more about a program that empowers young people in crisis to express themselves.

Aired: 03/17/14

Rating: NR

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