Influences and such. I like to read crap. Mostly pulp stories and Sci-fi though most of my work is not in either of these genres.
Poets irritate me. If they aren't bad poets that exploit things you can't argue against, they are good poets who swim in their own greatness and are just as irritating to engage.
That being said I have been a poet and think my stuff is great. As a matter of fact, I am sure there is a quote about my greatness. Google me!