Immediately following the stirring recitation by the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, at President Biden's Inauguration on January 20, traffic to Poets.org spiked dramatically, with 250% more individuals coming to the site than on the same day last year. Poets.org, produced by the Academy of American Poets, is one of the most visited poetry sites online. This one-day increase, which represents approximately 200,000 more individuals coming to Poets.org, is the largest since the site launched twenty-five years ago.
Commentators have talked discussed how Gorman's upcoming books quickly rose to the top of bestsellers on Amazon and other sites based on pre-orders after the reading. But here, we have an organization noting how Gorman's reading also generated a tremendous number of visits to their site.Related: