A screengrab from the Instagram page of "Instapoet" Nikita Gill shows examples of her poetry.
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Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art. The teenager was among the 100 winners of last year's Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, an international competition of 6,000 11- to 17-year-olds from 83 countries. Around 1.3 million poetry books were sold last year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year, its figures show.Palmer group's research found that Instagram was often the place that people were first introduced to poetry.The National Poetry Library in London has already attempted to ride the wave, last year holding the first-ever exhibition devoted to poetry on Instagram.
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