Hello Poetry Top Ten

As a poetry site I really like Hello Poetry. It is user-friendly and uncluttered. It is easy to comment and message other poets. It’s a sort of lyrical Facebook without the bells and whistles. A nice feature they provide is a count of how many views a poem gets over time. In this day and age, one never knows if these stats are truthful, algorithmic hype or fake, but accepting the bean counters at face value, here are my ten most-read poems since I began posting at the site in 2015. They range, top to bottom (if one believes the stats), from 29K+ views down to 13K+ views. Strangely enough, John Greenleaf Whittier’s Snow-bound which I posted there in its entirety, came in at number nine with 14K+ views. I wonder: are people actually reading these ?

1. Diversity Training

2. Planet of the Smartphones

3. Jungle Smile

4. Betting on the Races: Dark Horse

5. Cuneiform: Textual Intercourse

6. Poultry in Motion

7. Hung on a Psychosociolinguistic Scaffold

8. A Chicken in Every Pol Pot

9. Snow – Bound

10. Christian Types in Limerick

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