So as I mentioned here, the results of the Poetry Foundation’s mega-survey is now available on their website and offers all kinds of tasty nuggets about the American public’s poetic habits and preferences. Well, while I certainly appreciate all their hard work, I think maybe a quick survey of the passers-by of LitKicks is in order.
Let’s get ‘er done, shall we?
1. Do you even like poetry or are you totally faking it?
2. What’s the last book of poetry you’ve purchased (for yourself or a friend), borrowed or stolen?
3. Above all else, what most attracts you to a poem? Rhythm, rhyme, structure, the lack thereof? Is it the message that draws you in … the metaphor, the triggering of an emotion or memory? Does size matter? Of the poem.
4. With #3 in mind, is there a certain type or style of poetry that you like most? Really, it’s ok to admit that you just have a thing for senryu. Or maybe you’re more of a villanelle junkie. We’re not here to judge…
5. We covered everyone’s favoritest poem of all time here, but beyond your wonder of wonders, what is the last/most recent poem you’ve read that made you say “whoa”, “wow”, “heck yeah” or some similar expression of amazement? Maybe it was a re-read of an old standby, a new discovery or maybe it was something you stumbled across here? Maybe it was something from a Burger King commercial?
And finally …
6. If Walt Whitman went to Burger King, what would he order?
That’s it. Take your time, be sure to fill in the bubbles completely and as always, we promise to only use your answers for our usual nefarious purposes.