Poetry sales soar as political millennials search for clarity

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

by Donna Ferguson for The Guardian

Record £12m sales last year were driven by younger readers, with experts saying hunger for nuance amid conflict and disaster were fuelling the boom.

‘A way of renewing what words actually mean’ … John Cooper Clarke reads a poem in a special recording of the Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2 show. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Guardian
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