I’ve had my eye on Pitt Alum, CMU creative writing professor Terrance Hayes since his face first showed up on the main page of the Post-Gazette last year telling me he had won a prestigious poetry award, namely the 2010 National Book Award for his poetry in “Lighthead.”
Now, he’s not a poet of the “Roses are red” variety or of the “Forsooth, to be or not to be, double double toil and trouble” variety, nor is he a poet of the [snap] [snap] [bongo beat] TRUTH! variety. Not everyone can be awesome like me. [snap!]
His poetry is wonderful to read, but more wonderful to hear performed.
Case in point:
There’s also this:
He’s married, girls.
He’s the next official Smokin’ Hot Burgher and his crown is in the mail and by “crown” I mean this poem I wrote for him:
You make me swoon.
Why are you wearing two watches?
[takes a bow]