As I wrote earlier and as this article declares, “In half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled.” Read all about it on the NPR (National Public Radio) site, where they quote from the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) study here: Poetry is making a comeback
If a comeback, not even 12% of Americans reading poetry is a paltry figure to me. How can poetry not be a part of so many lives? And do we even have 12% of Americans buying/ supporting poets and poetry?
I’m not sure about that. I’d love to see America support its poets and truly embrace poetry, but we have a long way to go.