London, Feb 28 : Poetry's grassroots scene is growing, all thanks to the Internet, say writers themselves.
Technologies like email, social networking sites such as Facebook and online media players are helping poets reach new audiences.
Richard Smith, a published poet who is also head of modern collections at the British Library, said that computers are helping poetry, reports The Telegraph.
He said: "What''s interesting is its counter-intuitive. You would have thought that poetry and pamphlets would be failing in the face of the internet, but that isn''t happening."
He argued: "It''s very like the relationship between the net and live music.