From the chapter called "Got Marjoram?" or Why I Don't Have Any Poetry
"I own about five thousand books, but until I researched and wrote this chapter, among them was not a single volume of poetry of any kind. The reason is that I have never cottoned much to poetry. Most of it bores me, although I feel a little guilty about this, and in an idealized version of myself in my mind, I spend the occasional evening poring over a book of verse, cat on my lap, and a hot cup of tea close at hand."
There are certain poets who can capture my interest and stir my soul, but for the most part I can echo McWhorter's sentiment. I'd like to enjoy poetry, and I'd like to learn more about it - and I plan to in that mythical, idealized "someday" version of myself.