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Pretending that the misogyny that led Eliot and Lowell and Hughes to diminish and erase the women in their lives can be distilled away from their poetry assures the endurance of misogyny in the verse of the future. Bad men, abusive men, selfish men, it must be admitted, cannot be great poets, deserving of reward and reverence, their sins washed away by rhyme and unreason.
 
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/opinions/t-s-eliot-letters-and-bad-male-poets-zakaria/index.html