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Poetry Has List-o-mania & Netflix Streaming

By Harriet Staff

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Though we personally much prefer Lisztomania, poetry lists were all the rage this weekend–we blame Flavorwire. To get it straight, Daniel Evans Pritchard at Boston Review has put together a links list for the lists. The most angelic might be Chris Hosea’s “Contemporary Poetry’s Top 100 Most Influential People, Places, and Things.” Here’s an excerpt, from end to mid. Composting? Hosea, you live in Brooklyn! I think you meant small basil plant? And where’s the adderall? See how exclusionary these things can be. . . .

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

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.