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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.

Originally Published: May 25th, 2010