|by Aaron Smith|
With cotton candy armpits and sugary
My name is Tess Patalano. I am a writer who works for a hedge fund in NYC. I received my Masters from San Francisco State University last year. I live in Brooklyn. This class will be great because I am finding a lot of language in the financial industry that I want to access in experimental ways.
This is one of my favorite poems simply because it takes a real person (living non the less) and characterizes him through the narrator's point of view. I enjoy the irony of a celebrity who is idolized, constructed into a self-concious vulnerable human being. I also appreciate that the narrator is speaking to Brad Pitt, giving the poem an even more intimate feeling. Also, cotton candy armpits right from the get-go!
Apologies for the late post, I will be posting Week 3 exercise shortly!