TV presenter and champion of all things poetic Daisy Goodwin, (apparently dubbed the Nigella Lawson of Poetry and you can see why from the piccy on the left!) predicts that
It will be like morris dancing: really interesting to people who do it, and incomprehensible and slightly annoying to people who don't. ... Twenty years ago everyone could name a Larkin or a Betjeman poem and had read them. I think you'd be very hard pressed to find anybody who could name a poem by any of the top 10 poets today. It's an endangered species.Is Goodwin right? Others in the article (including poet laureate, Andrew Motion, don't agree) but plummeting sales figures for poetry seem to back Goodwin up.
Clearly some emergency resusitation is necessary. But how should it be delivered?