Archives for posts with tag: Kim Kardashian

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SOURCE: “Keeping Up With Kimye,” by Hamish Bowles, Vogue Magazine (April 2014).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This is a found poem, using Kim Kardashian‘s quote alongside the photograph on page 220 (Vogue, April 2014).

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 Bywords.ca, and one of her poems was featured on the Chaudiere Press blog during National Poetry Month 2014.

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FIRST
by Mathias Jansson

First I didn’t know
I’m so honored
So proud
The first I’m the first we’re the first
Dreaming one #1
The biggest dream
I’m so honored
I’m just so honored
I kind of have the biggest one
Like a little accident
That little surprise!
Totally First

SOURCE: “Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Vogue cover,” interview with Seth Meyers (hollywoodlife.com).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and poet. He has contributed with visual poetry to magazines such as Lex-ICON, Anatematiskpress, Quarter After #4, and Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada. He has also published a chapbook at this is visual poetry and contributed with erasure poetry to anthologies from Silver Birch Press. Visit him at mathiasjansson72.blogspot.se, or his author’s page at Amazon.com.

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AUTOGRAPHS AND RECEIPTS
by Wm. Todd King

Sorry eyes close
on a dark afraid
you wish gone.
Every nightclub
another minutes fifteen
tan spray night
that rejuvenates few.

SOURCE: Kardashian Konfidential, page 136  (St. Martin’s Press, 2010).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wm. Todd King is a poet and Regulatory Compliance Supervisor living in Kentucky. He is the recent finalist in the Found Poetry Review’s Dog Ear Poetry Contest, and a participant in 2013’s Pulitzer Remix project. His works have appeared in STILL, the Silver Birch Press NOIR Erasure Poetry Anthology, Life’s Vivid Creations, and Found Poetry Review.

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BLOOM
by Winston Plowes

I’m addicted to me –

Sugar this woman open
like a hip shifting
and explain to millions why.

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SOURCE: “Kim Kardashian: In Search of the K Factor” by  Alyssa Giacobbe, DuJour Magazine (Spring 2013).

PHOTO: Kim Kardashian by Bruce Weber, DuJuour Magazine (Spring 2013).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In this erasure I have tried to distil the found words of Kim Kardashian into something hopefully poetic.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Teacher, compere, performer and poet, Winston Plowes spends his days fine-tuning background noise and rescuing discarded words. These are re-sculpted over a glass of wine into poetry birds he releases by night to fly to new homes in poetry journals and online destinations worldwide. He lives in a floating home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK, where he tries to persuade his two black cats that it’s a good idea for them to do the same. Visit him at winstonplowes.co.uk.

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SUCH LIFE AND BRILLIANCE
by Cathy Bryant

I have never wanted to be a queen.

I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels
or a lot of husbands.

The Krupp is an extraordinary stone.
It has such life and brilliance
when light shines through it.

I am the temporary custodian.

The real Cleopatra had an incredibly complicated life
and she had to be very, very canny
to survive as long as she did.

I always wanted to be able
to connect with people in other ways
than through film.

The things that are important to me
were borne out of great passion.

Richard – we would be married again,
but it’s not up for discussion.

I have known great love.

We know too much about our idols
and that spoils the dream.

I have never wanted to be a queen.

SOURCE: “Elizabeth Taylor Talks with Kim Kardashian,” Harper’s Bazaar (Feb. 9, 2011).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I always loved Elizabeth Taylor – that mix of great beauty with great vulnerability and humanity. She wore the endless husbands and jewels better than anyone else could. She was to me what Marilyn Monroe is to others – my ultimate idol, flawed yet still somehow perfect.

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ABOUT  THE AUTHOR: Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant, and childminder (among other jobs) before writing full-time. She has won ten literary awards, including the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize in 2012, and blogged for The Huffington Post. Cathy’s work has been published all over the world in such publications as The Moth, The Rialto, Third Wednesday, and The Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She coedited the anthologies Best of Manchester Poets Vols. 1, 2 and 3, and her latest book, Look at All the Women, was published in 2014. Cathy lives in Hope, UK. See more at www.cathybryant.co.uk , and see Cathy’s monthly listings for financially challenged writers at www.compsandcalls.com.

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GOAL
by Karen Massey

I want to be
on a cover
expanding my
success, the ultimate
magazine
I want this
so pretty
take a
picture
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 Bywords.ca, and one of her poems was featured on the Chaudiere Press blog during National Poetry Month 2014.

Mantra
MANTRA
by Wm. Todd King

Reality
is never going to be
stick-skinny
under pressure perfect
curvy cellulite.

SOURCE: Kim Kardashian at brainyquote.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wm. Todd King is a poet and Regulatory Compliance Supervisor living in Kentucky. He is the recent finalist in the Found Poetry Review’s Dog Ear Poetry Contest, and a participant in 2013’s Pulitzer Remix project. His works have appeared in STILL, the Silver Birch Press NOIR Erasure Poetry Anthology, Life’s Vivid Creations, and Found Poetry Review.

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WE REAL PRIVILEGED
by Karen Massey

We real privileged. We
full face fashion. We

OMG. We
glitz and glam. We

tweet lifestyle. We
all this stuff. We

TV family. We
Givenchy. We

carry a tune. We
do what we do.

SOURCE:  The Kim Kardashian Interview: Cleopatra With A “K” by Laura Brown (Harper’s Bazaar, Feb. 9, 2011).

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 Bywords.ca, and one of her poems was featured on the Chaudiere Press blog during National Poetry Month 2014.

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K9
by Mathias Jansson

We have we have we have we have
And we have
We’ve always had
Always wanted the best always had
When we were growing up
I think about me about Hollywood
We are we have a lot of me
I just think – think you should comes first!
I’d wanted pictures of me
I wanted my own pictures
I think it’s the best way for me myself and I
I really do

SOURCE: Kim Kardashian interview at K9 Magazine.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and poet. He has contributed with visual poetry to magazines such as Lex-ICON, Anatematiskpress, Quarter After #4, and Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada. He has also published a chapbook at this is visual poetry and contributed with erasure poetry to anthologies from Silver Birch Press. Visit him at mathiasjansson72.blogspot.se, or his author’s page at Amazon.com.