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Accidental Genius: The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Guernica Editions, Spring 2015
130 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719819
ISBN10: 1550719815
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and presents them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious academic consideration. The intent is to deflate by inflating them in mock-serious fashion. So, there are samples from the likes of Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, Michelle Bachmann, Antonin Scalia, Donald Trump, etc. but also from names from pop culture, e.g. Snooki, Tom Cruise, etc.
I'm not familiar precisely / with what I said, / but / I'll stand by what I said, / whatever it was. - Mitt Romney

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