Annie Finch to Dispatches, 19 December 2016

Dear Dispatches – Thanks to Vanessa Vargas Rojas and Dispatches for calling attention to this deeply disturbing passage in Neruda's memoir.  As…

Woman in Kimono, a story by Benjamin Hollander

Susan Lewis's magazine, Posit, has posted a story by our much missed partner in crime, Benjamin Hollander, finished shortly before he died.

Brooks Johnson, at Hyperallergic, on Letters for Olson, edited by Ben Hollander

Dispatches contributor Brooks Johnson, at Hyperallergic, on Letters for Olson, edited by our beloved and missed Ben Hollander…

Michael Shea to Kent Johnson

Hi Kent,   Apologies for the long delay in responding--your message came just as I was returning to the States, and it took me a few months…

Only the Road, Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry, edited and translated by Margaret Randall

ONLY THE ROAD / SOLO EL CAMINO: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry Duke University Press – October 2016 release   Selection, translations,…

An Interview with Adam Golaski

An Interview with Adam Golaski

John Rigney to Dispatches, 27 November 2016

Dear Dispatches: Perhaps it is my own perverse optimism, but your latest dispatch got me thinking about Prynne’s comments and Olson and Black…

Four photos from Pax Americana (3), by Linh Dinh

Berlin, Germany 2015  Luban, Poland 2016 Istanbul, Turkey 2015 Halle, Germany 2015 These photographs come from Linh Dinh's blog project,…

Color at the Mercy of Light, by Benjamin Hollander

One of Ben Hollander's last pieces, on whiteness and color:

Athens & Jerusalem: the last time we talked, by Ammiel Alcalay

 Athens & Jerusalem: the last time we talked for Ben Hollander   the day you died after talking to Steve & Jack & Duncan &…

Benjamin Hollander, 1952–2016

 Dispatches from the Poetry Wars mourns the loss of editorial board member, Benjamin Hollander. Ben was not just a supporter, he was a good…

Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, a review by Peter Anastas

      Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, BlazeVox, 2016, 146 pp, $16. Speaking recently at the Gloucester Writers Center, poet and…

The Day After, by Andrew Levy

We are limited beings. We do not understand our own hearts. I do not comprehend the depth or the shallowness of my own heart. My heart feels…

Don Allen to Ralph Maud, 8 March 2001

Allen to Maud 03082001 (1)

Open letter from J.P. Harpignies on the US election

Friends, As I'm sure all of you are feeling, there is no question this is a catastrophe, as much for what it reveals about so many white people's…

Why Don’t More Women Contribute to Websites Like Dispatches?, by Meredith Quartermain

Twice in the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked by male editors to help them get more women contributing to their projects. Eighty percent of…