When I was younger I wondered, what is a Poet, so I looked it up in a Webster pocket dictionary. It said a Poet is a person who writes poetry. So I looked up, what is poetry, and the answer was, what a Poet writes.
So I am happy with the thought that if you say you write poetry then you do and you are a Poet. Now some people dislike this thought and will argue against it quite strongly. I really don’t care.