Snooty literary standards are injurious to health.
Poets are nasty, particularly about other poets. Perhaps being nasty in poetry is a way to assure oneself of his poetic status. Add to that something that can be retrospectively be labeled as both chauvinistic and juvenile. Or just plain naughty....
What's the honest thing to do ?
All that matters should be the mind-content
But honestly its only the beauty.
One has to be cruel with a kind intent
And do a friend's moral duty.
Thou art lover summon some gall
To tell her straight she'd rather shed all
Pretensions of art.
When her poetry has no fire