Contemporary Poetry’s Top 100 Most Influential People, Places, and Things

100. Netflix streaming
99. Jack Spicer
98. Free beer
97. Yelp
96. Microsoft Word
95. Oakland
94. Sunscreen
93. Chan Marshall
92. MoveOn.org
91. Spotify
90. Bushwick
89. OK Cupid
88. Sarah Silverman
87. Small black shoes
86. Yoga
85. Stevie Nicks
84. Tattoos with wings, chains, or foreign alphabets
83. Yo La Tengo
82. Klonopin
81. Costume jewelry
80. iPhones
79. Marriage equality
78. mp3s
77. Astrology
76. Marina Abramovic
75. Ikea
74. Moleskine notebooks
73. Babies
72. Judith Butler
71. (500) Days of Summer
70. Morrissey
69. Handmade gifts
68. Selfies
67. Facebook
66. Tina Fey
65. Composting
64. St Marks Poetry Project
63. The Hunger Games series
62. 100% Recycled toilet paper
61. The cheapest wine available
60. Abba
59. Dancing to Justin Timberlake
58. YouTube
57. Emergen-C
56. Sylvia Plath
55. Marx
54. Mace
53. Online banking
52. The Wire
51. Destination weddings
50. Sophie Calle
49. Lana Del Ray
48. Batman
47. Discogs
46. Walking across bridges
45. Not dancing to rap
44. Ramen toppings
43. Banksy
42. Vegetarian hotdogs
41. Frank O’Hara
40. Espresso drinks
39. Lydia Davis
38. Ear buds
37. Skype
36. Taco Bell Value Menu
35. Pica
34. Nathalie Portman
33. Leonard Cohen
32. Megabus
31. Angry Birds
30. Russian “new wave” porn
29. Steely Dan
28. Michael Cera
27. VOGUE
26. Maine
25. Berlin
24. Cats
23. This American Life
22. Degrassi
21. MacBooks
20. Drake
19. Malcolm Gladwell
18. Private Line
17. Miranda July
16. Talk therapy
15. Vegan brownies
14. Chapstick
13. Woks
12. NBC’s The Voice
11. Avocados
10. Self-inflating mattresses
9. The word “abject”
8. Marfa
7. Phonetic translation
6. Tarot
5. Gentrification
4. Urban Outfitters
3. Hand lotion
2. Laundromats
1. Barack Obama

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