Culture Digest: Celebrity Quotes as Poems
Break a funny celebrity quote in the right places, and you'll discover deep and meaningful poetry.
by Alison Caporimo from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2012
Illustrated by Zach Trenholm
We all know celebrities say
things, which is
why Kathryn and Ross
The Anthology of Really
Important Modern Poetry (Workman Publishing, $11.95)—cast pop culture's craziest quotes into poetic form. We picked the funniest renditions.
Kanye West: "Past Life Regression"
I won’t go into a big spiel
But the first time I was in the Gucci store
Was the closest I’ve ever felt
Larry King: “Poetic Conundrum”
I’ve never thought too much about time
I’ve always been too busy
Sting: “Authentically Inauthentic … Perhaps”
Nothing is authentic,
and yet everything is authentic.
So I think my work comes into that category.
But just the struggle to tell a story
in an authentic fashion
is already authentic …
and yet it’s not.
Snooki: “How We Demeanor”
As well as descending down.
That’s how we am when we party,
Though the little of the things we do is,
like, “Really, Nicole?”
We demeanor similar to the freakin’ alcoholic.
I’m like, “You’re sweating, your makeup
We demeanor gross.”
We usually demeanor similar to
Source: The Anthology of Really
Important Modern Poetry (Workman Publishing, $11.95)
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