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.
Released: 21 June 2018
Paperback 70 pages