I would add that poets must remember that sensible people hate poetry. It is usually indirect, melodramatic, and egotistical. Who needs that from someone who has demonstrated any other talents, and is not GIVIGN the reader something of obvious value?
Therefore, we have two choices:
* Form communities of cannibals, where other people with similar values will read our work (and compliment us) if we read theirs.
* Write things that other people WOULD like, if they could somehow overcome 200 years of foaming hatred. Chances are they won't, but your work will be better anyway.