This morning I woke to it hiding underneath the bed (but still there! aha!). It arrived without apparent incident. Though the envelope was taped shut, so perhaps it was opened along the way, either way, what a surprise that would have been, as it is, jam-packed with some awesome, flarflish? poesy. I mean I'm not sure. I suspect some nods to flarfishness going on, but since I am still not too clear on the constructs of flarf, I would not know. This is even after hearing Katie Degentesh read some flarf poetry and explain its creation well over 5 years ago in DC. What my main query is what is the process or recipe, is there a specific formula to creating or is it completely interpretable on the side of the writer? And if so is it simply utilizing the internet as a base for a type of generated and or random current text, editable merely by a googled chance? Flarfy comments aside, if that is what is happening, is there a way to eyeball it? There are some great poems inside by, Rod Smith, Mel Nichols, Kevin Killian, Lanny Quarles, Brandon Brown, Cathy Eisenhower, Maria Damon, Patrick Durgin, Christina Strong, & Nada Gordon, among others. Some of the other work, Tao Lin's, for example, could perhaps be classified under the guise of the 'new sincerity', whether that is real is still under dispute, apparently. Because were it sincere would it not be non-fictive vs fictive...but there I go again getting muddled in terminology of movements which were perhaps a joke and not a school at all, but it certainly reads differently. I am not sure why I am getting caught up in any movement whatsoever, as the design is basic, the poetry good and readable all done up with kitschy cover art, a simple side staple and forewarnings of unsolicited submissions being 'licked and sent back'. Go get it.