The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-versed Celebrities by Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras, Kathryn & Ross Petras (Paperback, 2012)
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 Soki, 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 foottes, 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 ses.
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