My nominee is twelveoone.
Why? Well, first of all, he qualifies, since he has several poems posted in 2011 and still up on Lit, which, by the rules satisfy the criterion:
In this category, please nominate the poet who affected you the most in 2011. Whose poems did you seek out and enjoy? Who made laugh/cry/etc.?
[The p]oet must be an active Literotica member (meaning their account is still currently on Literotica – it has not been removed or cancelled) who submitted stories during the year 2011 (and those submissions must still be on the site).
Now, Mr. Numbers did not exactly make me "laugh/cry/etc." but he sure as hell made me think, which I would hope would count as "influential."
I would also point out how much he focused on the need of poets here to comment on poems. Others' poems. I think that is critical, and I think that he was very influential in convincing me of that, even if I thought his comments were often even less than superficial. The idea was right, anyway.
I sure as hell now believe we need to comment on each others' poems as much and as often and as detailed as possibly we can be. On the forum, on the new poems, wherever. It's perhaps the most important thing we can do to further poetry here.
Oh. One final reason. This nomination likely will piss him off.
And that really pleases me.