Is poetry more vital than ever?

Sylvia Plath has been voted the most popular poet of all time among young people, beating William Shakespeare, who came in second place. Her confessional brand of poetry is also inspiring a new generation of “Instapoets” — their verses bringing emotion and contemplation to an increasingly shallow and disconnected world. Is poetry more vital than ever? What do you think? Discuss this week’s “You Decide” with the rest of your class and make your vote!

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