I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf
Mason Jar Press, 2018
I Am Not Famous Anymore is a collection of erasure poems sourced from media interviews with Shia LaBeouf with an introduction by M. Milks.
PRAISE This book is so immersive and so transformative in its ambition that one will forget that they are reading the words someone else once spoke into the air. — Hanif Abdurraqib
What is erasure?
Erasure is a form of poetry created by erasing words from an existing text and framing the result on the page as a poem. The poems in I Am Not Famous Anymore are sourced from interviews with Shia LaBeouf published in Rolling Stone, Dazed, GQ, The Guardian, The New York Times, Playboy, and Cosmo Girl, among other publications.
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