Actually, I'm not sure if there is any truth to that statement. I don't have any official statistics on award winning poets and their voting record. However, I think most good poets are actively engaged in the world around them. And what better way for poets living in the United States to engage in the world around them today than to vote?
That's right. Today is Election Day in the United States. There isn't the glamour of voting for President or even members of Congress, but the local concerns that affect you more directly are still going to be voted on today. So make your voice count and vote today.
And for people who say that it doesn't matter because the things you vote for are going to lose anyway, consider this: There are few things better than knowing you were right when you were in the minority and that you stood up for what you believed even when you were in the minority.
Anyway, I don't care what your political views are. Just get out there and cast your ballot.