Poetry and what it can do for the human spirit has been underappreciated for some time. I'm certainly no expert but I'm married to an English grad student and have attended some local university readings and poetry slams and I can now certainly appreciate that poetry (like other good art forms) can make you feel things and see in new ways. It seems to be making a comeback. You would think that $100,000,000.00 could be put to good use in publicizing the importance of poetry. Recently, a new U.S. Poet Laureate was named, and he is from my home state. Poetry seems to be losing some of its "snobbish" image and is returning to the common person. If you have two eyes or two ears and the mind of a human being, you have what it takes to appreciate poetry - and probably even create some.
Poetry makes a comeback?