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Forrest Gander Remixes a Beyoncé Interview Into a Poem

Queen BeyPoet Forrest Gander has created a poetry remix piece called “Bey The Light.” The words were sourced from an interview that diva Beyoncé gave to Dominic Teja Sidhu and Christopher Bartley.

The piece is featured in the recently released issue of CR Fashion Book alongside a photo spread. Beyoncé (pictured, via) did not know that her interview responses would be constructed into a poem. Follow this link to read the full poem.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Gander discussed his creative process: “I took the interview and, keeping close to her original language, but sometimes altering it for formal reasons, juxtaposed selected phrases to create a rhythm that I felt expresses the almost stark sincerity of Beyoncé’s tone in the interview. I use a rhyme pattern and line break to give it a musical tension that, considering how many interviews Beyoncé has done, her spoken responses can’t maintain.”

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