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Thank You, Stranger: Instead of punishment, a young poet was given an exciting opportunity

two women playing a board game
Blair Kohlbry at age 13, left, with her mother, Gayle Kohlbry on the right.
Courtesy of Blair Kohlbry

Thank You, Stranger is a series about people helping people in unexpected ways.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Blair Kohlbry remembers getting the encouragement she needed as a young poet.