HOLY AUTOMATIC, THE: $?, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 44 pgs.

This is an assemblage of poetry supposedly inspired by the bible. The person who edited this describes it as “a compilation of cutups, redacted poetry, and automatic writing all culled from the bible.” Much of it appears legitimately sincere and reminiscent of the psalms. It’s well-written and at times beautiful, but there is a part of me that wonders how this all came together and if it is entirely serious. There is an infomercial for The Holy Automatic I found on YouTube and it is cheesy, as though they are poking fun at the bible and christianity. I can’t decide if it is really “holy” or not. But just to be on the safe side, to counteract any religious sincerity, I’m listening to Slayer as I write this review. -Kurt Morris (luka-fisher.com)