This piece by Suzi Q Smith is highly relevant. It had me nodding inwardly and outwardly. *Applauds*. Follow the link below.
Poetry is dead. A quick Google search of that phrase will deliver a host of articles, websites, and journals that will confirm this. In terms of book sales, poetry has long been considered by publishers and booksellers to be a marginal genre; the industry standard expected sales for a poetry book is approximately 2,000 copies. […]