Hating poetry?

From The Rumpus: "If you've ever taught a literature class, you've seen it before: the student seated in the back raises his hand, puffs out his chest and proclaims his distaste for poetry. As the teacher, you wear an expression of shock, for the sake of performance. And you ask yourself: What's at the root of this disdain? And more to the point, what does poetry do to deserve it? It's curious that something as seemingly harmless as poetry could inspire hatred, and yet denunciations of the genre are nothing new. Starting with Plato's argument that poets should be banished, many criticisms have been lobbed over the centuries. Today, the battle over the value of poetry rages on."