Poetry books

@tudorm (85)
United States
November 10, 2010 3:01pm CST
Do people read poetry books in the 21st century? In modern times fiction books are valued over poetry. why? i'm not sure, fiction is all fine and dandy, but it's not real, poetry comes from life experiences. Poetry has a solid input about life. A famous poet by the name of Walt Whitman, had once said, "And our visions the, the visions of poets, the most solid announcement of any." What this is saying is that poets pay attention to life, and in doing so they know more about life then any mere person or scientist could. So why don't poetry books sell?
3 responses
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I love poetry! I love reading it, but I usually just read them on the net. I also love writing poetry. I am not sure why poetry books don't sell. I just haven't bought any because I don't want to spend the money; I usually get most novels from the library and yard sales and stuff. Haha. I think that people like to fantasize and I believe this may be a reason why fiction books are more popular. For example, all the girls like Twilight because they think it's romantic. Also, I love poetry, but even I typically wouldn't spend an hour reading poems, yet I could read a novel for that length of time.
@dodo19 (27759)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Dec 10
Yes, there are still people who read poetry. I for one still read poetry. It's true that I don't read poetry very often, but I still do from time to time. And I'm sure that I'm not the only one.
• United States
10 Nov 10
I'm not sure why poetry books do not sell. I have a couple I have been thinking about republishing. I am just not too sure about it because it doesn't seem anyone really is very interesting in reading the poems. I'm not sure why that is!