The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry

The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry

Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities

eBook - 2012
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Required reading from great poets of our time. Drew Barrymore: "Upon Pondering Breasts." Tom Cruise: "An Exegesis on Psychiatry." Ann Coulter: "My Kind of Fun." And Trump and Sheen and Snooki, John Boehner and Michelle Bachman, Miley and Ke$ha. Hugo Chavez. Even a Zen haiku by Emmitt Smith: I think it's his self- confidence in himself that makes him confident. With their great gift for curating the inane public utterances of celebrities, politicians, and other self-important loudmouths, Kathryn and Ross Petras offer a timeless collection of "found" poetry -- real quotes formatted as verse for hilarious and surprising effect. The quotes are inherently addictive and funny -- but turning them into verse intensifies the effect, making the words even more ridiculous, parodies to revel in. And the Petrases take it one step further: organizing the poems by themes, introducing each work with a Norton Anthology mock seriousness, discussing "schools," and larding the text with footnotes, The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry is pure deadpan pleasure. A whiff of Emily Dickinson in Ann Coulter? It's literary treasure, right under our noses.
Publisher: [New York] : Workman Publishing Company, 2012
ISBN: 9780761171164
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (256 pages)
Additional Contributors: Petras, Ross
Call Number: eBook

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