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The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities

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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 its 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? Its literary treasure, right under our noses.

About the Author

Kathryn and Ross Petras, brother and sister, are discerning curators of quotes, whose 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Calendar has over 4 million copies in print. Kathryn Petras lives with her husband in Manhattan.

Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are discerning curators of quotes, whose 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Calendar has over 4 million copies in print. Ross Petras lives with his family in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761167822
Author:
Petras, Kathryn
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Petras, Ross
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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