From Matthew Zapruder’s intro to The Best American Poetry 2022, via Poet to Poet, on the role of the poet:

Poets are constantly breaking the rules, to reveal what should be considered beautiful and therefore worth preserving. Which means that the most important elements of the best poems might not be immediately understood as poetry. The inclusion of these disparate, unpredictable, misbehaving elements in the same space expands our sense of what is possible.