The Insider; Books
Byline: Peter Finch
IT'S always good to ask the public what it wants. People like to make their voices heard, to have an input. The problem for those putting the questions is that once they've been asked, answers generally start to arrive.
And something then has to be done. Read them, compile them, make projections, file them. When the Arts Council of England surveyed the public, hunting for data on reading habits, they learned that poetry fans preferred to read verse in single slices.
On posters, in magazines, on flyers. Slim volumes (which is what most poetry comes in), apparently, were too dense. Long live the back of the matchbox.
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Publication information: Article title: The Insider; Books. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: September 19, 2009. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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