I'm not sure how I feel about the @ as a piece of art. I mean, I understand that it has historical significance and that it plays an incredibly significant role in our technology-laden lives. But art? I just don't get shivers over the good old @. Maybe that's just the writer in me; @ really isn't found in poetry (or fiction, or memoir, or any type of creative writing, for that matter). Give me an ... or a -- any day, even an & if you're feeling particularly saucy. But imagining @ in a poem is as unsavory as spotting the product placements in your favorite movie.
Or maybe I'm wrong. Does anyone know of a poem with @ in it? Or a great story that uses @ without being silly? Let me know. Heck, maybe I'll write one myself. How's th@ for inspiration?