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Poems among sales posters at Randolph businesses

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RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) - Among the posters advertising spring sales, there are poems in the windows of more than 50 businesses in the Vermont town of Randolph.

Organizer Marjorie Ryerson tells Vermont Public Radio the idea was inspired by a similar effort in Montpelier. She said she wanted to open the door on poetry as a topic and have people be less afraid of it.

The poems in "Poem Town" are written mostly by residents in Central Vermont and will be featured throughout the month. There also will be a series by published poets and an open mike night.

Larry Hart of the local NAPA store said some passers-by have stopped to read the poems in his window. But others just want an oil change.

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