DaDa: The nonsense word used to describe this form of poetry reflects the "playful, nihilistic spirit" of post WW1. This may seem strange considering the atrocities of WWI, but the poets were able to develop a sense of agency and even freedom in their explorations playing with nonsensical words and methodologies to develop their art. Tristan Tzara's performance artist roots are just one aspect of the altered arts approach to literature and poem-making, and the uses hybridization in which many Dada poets engaged. Dada emerged after World War I and was influenced by a great many artistic movements. the Dada poets like Tristan Tzara attempted to use a variety of avant garde techniques to explore the craziness and the unknown of the new world order they were experiencing. For many, the movement was a kind of protest against the people who had pushed the world to the brink of existence. In putting this accordion book together, I tried to tell a story without logic, that could begin and end at any point of the accordion structure. There is a "performative" quality to the book, because it depends upon the reader engaging with the text and the structure, moving it around and developing a sort of "performance" of reading.