NPR stories about Money Shot
Rae Armantrout's "Soft Money," from Money Shot, transplants the language of sexual desire into the context of the current economic meltdown. The poem reads as a glibly sexualized description of an unnamed "they," and opens with the following lines:
because they're needy,which degrades them.
What this poem highlights, for me, is the way narcissistic consumerism
—Tracy K. Smith