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Tracy Mitchell
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Poetry Surges

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 pm

I ran across this article -- interesting.

Poetry Popularity Soars

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Re: Poetry Surges

Post by indar » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:20 pm

I should look beyond the "post yer poems" thread more often. This is interesting. Let me throw out one more theory re the rise of poetry---the decline of attention span. Everything is in 30 second commercials, sound bites and action packed whatever. 

Are younger readers of poetry less inclined to spend time teasing out the layers of meaning in a well-written poem? Whitman's lines (loosely) "Can you reckoned a thousand acres? Have you ever felt so proud to get at the meaning of a poem?"

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