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Engaging Art: What Counts?

Recently, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released areport titled Reading at Risk based on a government-sponsored 2002 survey of arts participation. The report, discussed in the mainstream news and by countless pundits and Internet bloggers, found that fewer Americans today are reading poetry and literary ction compared to a decade ago, and alarmingly, the most dramatic declines were among young people.