Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flarf Is . . .

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of all this debate about Flarf, Flarfistas, Flarfism, etc. How many years has this been going on? So, please, let's settle this once and for all, in the good populist (flarifistic?) way: by taking a poll.

Flarf is . . .
(choose one):

a.) garden-variety "found poetry"

b.) the greatest school of satirical verse since at least the 1740s

c.) to poetry what Jeff Koons is to sculpture

d.) making fun of the rubes

e.) the future

f.) nostalgia for the present

g.) garden-variety camp

h.) scrambling corporate internets

i.) sponsored by Google ™

j.) a smile for literate people in the post-literate age

k.) all of the above.

If there are any results, they will be posted at this site.