Poetry is experiencing a new golden age, with young writers of color taking the leadAnd, for the most part, poets of color are leading the charge. In the past, poets of color weren't always supportedOf course, poets of color -- from Phillis Wheatley to Sonia Sanchez and Joy Harjo -- have long lived and worked in the United States. More people are reading poetry, mainly people of colorBut poetry, as an art form, might also appeal to writers from marginalized backgrounds more than other mediums. "It is an amazing time to be alive in the world of poetry," Limón said. And though some scholars may argue that the true golden age of poetry was a long-ago era, Limón has a different point of view: The golden age of poetry, she said, is this moment -- right now.