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Mail on poetry and politics

Listeners on last week's discussion about the dearth of inspirational language in the ongoing election.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair listen as Conservative Leader Stephen Harper take part in the first leaders debate Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

On last week's program, we had a lively discussion about the dearth of inspirational language in the ongoing election campaign. Why, Michael asked, is there no poetry in our politics? His guests were former politician and diplomat Stephen Lewis; philosophy professor Joseph Heath, and poet Lorna Crozier

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