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Poetry readership at 16-year low

A recent NEA report finds fiction reading on the rise, while readership of poetry has dropped significantly:
"...in 2008, just 8.3 percent of adults had read any poetry in the preceding 12 months. That figure was 12.1 percent in 2002, and in 1992, it was 17.1 percent, meaning the number of people reading poetry has decreased by approximately half over the past 16 years."
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At 7:31 AM, Blogger The Storialist replied:

Yikes!

Care to speculate?

I think it will increase again (the DIY/craft movement, writing blogs, the poem at Obama's inauguration).    



At 12:03 PM, Blogger Ivy replied:

Hi Storialist, would you mind dropping us an email (dumbfoundry at gmail dot com)? Thanks!    



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