Poetry has often taken a back seat in library collections. Many librarians do not feel competent to make selections of poetry volumes. When they do, they often find that poetry is not borrowed and read. Unfortunately, the result is that an important part of literature is not well represented in many library collections. In addition, the reading public is not as familiar with poets and poetry. A primary reason for this is that many poets are published by small presses and, therefore, are not always widely reviewed.
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