"...The poetics of electronic poetry are found in works such as Alan Sondheim’s “Lip,” Mez’s “pro][tean][.lapsing.txts” and Jake Chapman’s Meatphysics. More generally, these poetics can be described as emissions and spews of ASCII and plaintext messages in the network as the degree zero of electronic poetry. These and similar works – which may be included in typical discussions of electronic poetry under the rubric of “codework” but are never seen as the leading edge – are the best and perhaps only examples of electronic poetry."

-Sandy Baldwin (West Virginia University)
In "Against Digital Poetics" presented at E-poetry 2009.