This is something I am really curious about. Recently someone had a go at me for not reading poetry even though I enjoy writing it. Personally I just don’t get that much from reading poetry because I am not willing to read several hundred poems to find a few a deem “good” - I’ve always been open to different artistic styles across all manner of artistic media, yet I have always been very particular about what I like within my broad tastes. The more I’ve thought about this recently the more I’ve come to conclude that I look for teo very specific things in poetry - the first being euphonic quality and the second intellectual depth. I’m a sucker for clever metaphor too and Keats’ Ode to The Nightingale was the first one to really shake me to the core and appreciate the depth and reach a poem could have if executed well - and my teacher at the time helped a great deal too! I guess my criticism of many poems I come across is that they go over philosophical/existential ground well trodden by a philosophical tradition yet seemingly ignorant of said philosophical traditions. Maybe I’m just more impressed by rational arguments than mysticism dressed as intellect? I don’t know. Anyway, ramble over. What is it that draws you to poetry? Why do you continue to read more poetry and what is it that it does for you?