I confess that Terrance Hayes is my new poetry crush. He is a poet that makes me think, makes me laugh, and challenges me in my own writing to be more innovative; take more risks. Most of all, it's his palpable empathy that I am drawn to. He is where feeling and thought meet. And yes, he is very easy on the eyes. In person, he is as lovely as he is on the page. Maybe more. Listen up.