Why is poetry not considered?

None of the publishers on our list publish poetry from freelancers. They may publish an occasional volume of poetry, but many of them do not ever consider it from writers not already in their stable. This reflects the marketplace demand. They just can’t sell it. The reference title from Writer’s Digest Books, typically called 2006 Poet’s Market, has suggestions on where to send your poetry. See the page on reference resources for some additional poetry information.