Literary taste gap | Gulf newspaper

Cairo: Medhat Safwat Has poetry lost its audience? Or in other words, does anyone read a poem for any purpose? The poems are widely disseminated, hundreds of collections of poetry appear every year, presumably someone has read them; Poets, editors, critics, graduate scholars, but do ordinary people read it, the average reader? And if the answer to the question disappoints poetry in general, is there anyone who reads the prose poem? The problem of the absence of an audience for poetry in general, and the audience for prose poems in particular, is not only Arab. Since the early eighties, international critical writings have been searching for an answer to the question: Where has the poetry audience gone?, especially with the increase in the belief that contemporary “serious” poetry has almost no audience outside

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