LA Talent Agent Wins Prize for Comical Poetry

The winners have been announced for the tenth annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, sponsored by Massachusetts web resource WinningWriters.com. And lo and behold, the third place $400 prize claimant is none other than Alicia Ruskin (pictured), a commercial agent and partner with LA powerhouse agency Kazarian, Spencer, Ruskin & Associates.

Ruskin’s composition, “Speaking of Speaking,” makes fun of “flarf,” a post-modern movement that uses Internet search text for the purposes of cultural commentary. Here’s just a snippet of Ruskin’s bronzed composition:

Before we begin, please turn off any cell phones, pagers, watches, free standing inserts, November, dogma, the capitals of Europe and fleece.

And why not take a moment now to unwrap that cough drop or hard candy, suck on it, spit it out, cry me a river, rewrap and place just outside the realm of the possible.

This is not the first time Ruskin has rhymed her way to monetary reward. When she was just 11, she won a KFC jingle contest.