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April 04, 2012

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Sharon Mesmer is the rockin'est chick poet in the universe, but I must correct one misstatement on the interviewer's part. Flarf doesn't make fun of "nude, morbidly obese double amputee[s]."

Oh, Hyperpoesia, finally, someone calls me on my amputee! 1) I am very skeptical that an amputee has never stumbled through a Flarf poem 2) just because you hit someone in the face with a dirt clod doesn't mean you don't love them (maybe s/he's consenting), a 3) yeah, I went for it. Thanks for noticing. My mind searched for the most transgressive image it could find—without using sex toys—and that's what it delivered. And now I realize: I was possessed by the power of Flarf. At first, I wanted to play it safe, and then, I was like, "I'm writing about Flarf! There's NOTHING I can't say." I've never even been able to include an amputee in my own poetry for fear of alienating people, but when Flarf's in the house, I can take a bath in a tub of mule semen! No wonder it swept our country like the hula hoop!

Thank you for sharing this. I must say that "The Swiss Just Do Whatever" was interesting and original.

Kung Fu Panda is one of my favorites. It;s for the whole family to see.

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