1. The debate about Flarf is one that focuses on the question of whether Flarf is a technique or a form. Flarf itself is not an aesthetic; Flarf is the subject of aesthetic debate.
2. Plumbline poetry is not an intentionally written poem; it is not a technique or a form, but a classification. Plumbline poems preserve the poet's temporal experiences in such a way that the reader can intellectually and emotionally reconstruct the epiphanies the poet has encoded within the text based upon the contextual cultural knowledge encoded within the text.
3. The dramatic persona is a rhetorical construct. It is a situational meme addressing a particular message at a particular audience at a particular point in time. Thus, it is tied to the cultural moment in which it was created. The aesthetics of the poet and the techniques used to create the poem are not as important as the work itself as a language artifact which can transcend the cultural constraints of its creation.
4. Plumbline poetry is poetry concerned with the aesthetics of the poem itself, but plumbline poetry also rejects the notion of the "Affective Fallacy." Plumbline poems ignite a change, however slight, in the reader's perception of the world.
5. Language is an incomplete communication of image, and the closer a poem comes to reliance upon image as its main syncretic device, the better.
6. Two poems which exhibit these features, the first from "canon", the second not yet:
Richard Hugo's "Death of the Kapowsin Tavern"
Reb Livingston's "Finite and Fortnight"
7. Discuss amongst yourselves.