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Flarf in the Wall Street Journal

By Harriet Staff

Gary-Sullivan

The Wall Street Journal finds the the fact that “flarf” appeared last year in Poetry magazine a sign that “Google-Inspired Verse Gains Respect.”

“Flarf is a hip, digital reaction to the kind of boring, genteel poetry” popular with everyday readers, says Marjorie Perloff, a poetry critic and professor emeritus of English at Stanford University. “You used to find it only in alternative spaces, but it has now moved into the art mainstream.”

Indeed.

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.