Monday, March 9, 2009

Popularity of Poetry

(title unknown) via The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr on 3/8/09
Poetry Boom Credited to the InternetAccording to the New York Times, poetry is enjoying a resurgence lately—all because of the Internet.

It is difficult to judge whether this boom will affect public libraries or not. Poetry pamphlets, also known as "chap books," by little known authors and small presses may not receive enough review coverage to include in public library collections. Interest tends to be more toward the western canon of poets.

On the other hand, it is possible that the face-to-face interaction that takes place during poetry readings will result in recommendations easily found in the library. A trend to ponder.

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