On August 20th, 2018, The Atlantic featured Poetry in America in an article on the improving fortunes of Poetry in popular culture. The article cites an NEA study showing a significant increase in the readership of Poetry (including a two-fold rise for those age 18-24). The article attributed this uptick to the interchange between poetry and other mediums (in the case of Poetry in America, documentary filmmaking).
What the series is doing, effectively, episode by episode and clip by clip, is what the so-called Instagram poets do: It is fusing words and images to bring poetry to life in a new way. It is poetry meeting documentary.”