Wednesday, November 28, 2018

[Book] I Am Not Famous Anymore by Erin Dorney

Subtitled, Poems after Shia LaBeouf, this is a short volume of erasure poems lifted from interviews with Shia LaBeouf.  Before this book, I had only seen erasure poetry in poster or postcard format.  Kitch, at it's best.  Also, I have very little patience for poetry.  I've read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and never completely read any of the song-poems that are scattered throughout those volumes.

All of this leaves me quite surprised that I really enjoyed this book.  I read maybe 5 to 10 of the poems in here per day over the course of a few weeks, and while often bazaar or nonsensical, there are several poems in here that I think back on from time to time.  Through this book, I've found an appreciation for this art-form.

Ultimately, this is a very short read, but I recommend this.  I recommend spacing it out, as I did.  Also, I can't think of a good reason that you might want to skip this one.


I Am Not Famous Anymore
Poetry
Released: 21 June 2018
Paperback 70 pages

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