*all poems created using statements from white, male political figures attempting to condemn and silence Beyoncé’s voice (as a result of her new music video “Formation”, and her Super Bowl performance). This is part of a larger project examining the many forms of female erasure and the instances when influential women’s voices have been silenced.
(Former governor of New York) Rudy Guiliani statements about Beyoncé
(Republication senator in New York) Pete King statements about Beyoncé
Nicole McCarthy is an MFA candidate at the University of Washington Bothell. She is the Managing Editor of The James Franco Review.