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by Karen Massey

I want to be
on a cover
expanding my
success, the ultimate
I want this
so pretty
take a
take a
picture of me
take a picture
ok that’s my personality
ok can anyone hear me?

SOURCE: “What Will The Fashion World Do Without Kim Kardashian?” by Benjamin Wallace, New York Magazine.  Erasure poem carved from several consecutive Kim Kardashian quotations extracted from the  article.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Massey writes in Ottawa, Canada. She has an MA, has published one chapbook, and her work has won local and regional prizes and appeared in a range of literary journals and anthologies. Recent online publication includes, and one of her poems was featured on the Chaudiere Press blog during National Poetry Month 2014.


Lois Smith made her film debut in East of Eden, based on the John Steinbeck novel, where she shared the screen with James DeanWarner Brothers released the movie in April 1955, about six months before Dean’s death in a car crash.


More than a half century later, in 2012, Lois Smith starred on Broadway in Heartless, the Sam Shepard-penned drama, where she played Mable, a woman partially paralyzed because she fell out of a tree while watching East of Eden on a drive-in movie screen.