Comment of the author: this is the shortest blending poem ever written, only the first biblical letter of Genesis 1:1 – the “Beth” (on the Kabbalah it’s written it was necessary to begin with the second letter of the alphabet, not the first, because of the state of imperfection of the world), and the last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega, that denotes the end of everything (Book of Revelation, 22:13)
(published on happano.org: http://happano.org/pages/fragments/73.html )
So, the sun sets on the Buffalo Poetics List. Elsewhere: Jeffrey Side's review of When You Bit... in Jacket 37; David Prater's review of same on his blog; and Peter Philpott's official site pages for the avant-garde.
Newly Fieled archived on archive.is: Apparition Poems on Bill Allegrezza's moria, from "Cheltenham" on Mad Hatters' Review, more "Cheltenham" Apps on Truck, a fictionaut thread with "When You Bit," the title poem, and from "Opera Bufa" on Simone Muench's Sharkforum. Peace out, y'all.
Opera Bufa, my first full-length print book, was first released in 2007, and has the same syndrome inherent in it that When You Bit... does; a foreign publication from a small press. Yet, Opera Bufa has also shown signs of strong sales, with full representation on Amazon and Lulu.
There is data suggesting that 2008's "When You Bit..." is my strongest seller. It was published by Otoliths; a small-press publisher from overseas; and has still found its was securely to Lulu, Amazon, and BN.com.