Yeah, that's to be expected at a University with a literary magazine anyone can submit stuff to. Still, I prefer people to just say it. I just think poetry is not for me. My personal opinion would be that, as far as written word goes, poetry is inferior to fiction though I could understand the argument that the two are incomparable. I would prefer to read a 30 page assignment than one poem from class. Maybe my plethora of bad English teachers over the years are to blame!
I'd be willing to give a poem you think is great a shot if anyone is willing. I'm always up for exploration of my opinions. I can promise to sincerely read it and ponder it before making an opinion (and I won't say something obnoxious like: MaN, tH@t P0eM $Ux0r$!)