Ask Google Poetry Edition!

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If you have been following this blog for a bit, you know my love for free verse and poetry and view wise, I get a lot more views when compared to other posts. I won’t lie when I do poetry month; it does take a lot from me since it is so emotionally fuelled, but it is also a great way to distress. So, if you haven’t tried it, I say give it a go. I have some curious questions about the topic of poetry that I’m asking my friend Google.

Which was the first published poem?

According to Wikipedia, the first sources are the “Epic of Gilgamesh,” which dates back to around 2000 B.C and comes from parts of an oral tradition of the Sumerians.

Who was that poet who wrote the most poems?

Before I researched, my answer would have been William Shakespeare which would have been an incorrect answer. Since when they measured the poems line-wise, the British John Bradburne wrote 169,925 individual lines. After him, comes William Shakespeare with 87,668 lines.

Which was the most sold poetry collection in 2021?

Here are some collections you should give a go, according to a business insider article:

  • The Tradition” by Jericho Brown- which I read and liked.
  • Be With by Forrest Gander
  • Hull by Xandria Phillips

There are 17 more titles, so I will link the article here if you want to check it out.

If you liked this post, let me know because I do have a few more questions in mind, but I do like to keep my posts short and sweet since I know that time is money in today’s life.

Alex

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