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0 posted 03-26-2009 05:13 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

http://www.newsweek.com/id/191012?GT1=43002

I think a lot of people read poetry

I do....
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well we all know better don't we? I think maybe they do not teach it in the grammar schools like they did years ago. They are more into sports then the arts. just my thought. late
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2 posted 03-26-2009 06:05 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I home schooled my kids for a while, and they all learned about poetry. They are quite good at it too They thanked me later when in public school they needed it in English!
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You're right, SEA, a lot of people do indeed still read poetry. Our main site is still estimated in the Top 4,000 Most Visited Sites on the Internet.

However, while there's still a lot of people reading poetry, there's sure not as much as there used to be.

We still get roughly one million visitors a month. We used to get more. Two, sometimes, three times that much.

It's not just our poetry, either.

If you look at a graph from Google on how many people searched for "poems", from 2004 to present, you can see almost exactly the same trend as I've noticed for the main site. It's roughly half what it used to be.

(See that spike in the graph every year? That's Valentine's Day. That's the week or two no one sees me in the forums 'cause the main site is keeping me jumping. Even that, though, is now mild by comparison.)

Honestly, the article you found, Sue, is good news for me. I already knew poetry reading was on the decline. It's good to hear, though, that people are still reading and fiction, at least, is on the rise.

Maybe we should all spend more time in the Passions in Prose forum?    


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4 posted 03-26-2009 06:35 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I guess I should just be glad that folks read at all huh? LOL

It just makes me sad to see them say that, but I'm hoping it will spark some folks to think about poetry, and get them reading it again.
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For sure! This is a great site and its very fun! I don't know where these people got their information, I know for sure, lot's of people read, thanks for Ron  


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Much truth within the words expressed.  I too
have seen the decline..seems that about 3 or 4 years ago things started changing...
I wonder if any of the military conflicts
have driven it as well...that and the
economy...

Even I have slowed significantly!
 
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