John Tritica to Dispatches, 23 May, 2016

Dear Dispatches It's the end of the semester here in Albuquerque, & my oldest son will arrive by car from an all-night drive from San Diego with…

Ed Pavlić to Dispatches, 28 May 2016

Dear Dispatches Good to see these dispatches about Palestine, of course. In 2014, our meeting in Akka with BDS founder Omar Barghouti was disrupted…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 25 May 2016

Dear Dispatches:   ON DOING NOTHING: A Physical Presence    If you ask poets, with or without the central nervous system capable of…

Article: Heeding the Call for Solidarity: A Response to Joshua Cohen on the BDS Movement, by Ammiel Alcalay, May 27 2016

To begin with, I want to thank Joshua Cohen for actually responding to my piece in Dispatches. Despite the apparently polemical nature of some of…

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Joshua Cohen to Dispatches, in response to Ammiel Alcalay’s “Why Palestine: House Arrest of a Palestinian Poet in Israel and the BDS Movement (International Dispatch #2), 24 May 2016”

Dear Dispatches, Writers don’t need enemies, because writers are their own enemies. At least the good ones are. The good ones screw everything up—for…

Maud / Olson & Me, by André Spears

In anticipation of the “official launch” of the Maud / Olson Library in Gloucester in the late spring of 2016, I’ve been asked by friends in and…

Chris Chapman to Dispatches, 14 May 2016

 Dear Dispatches: I was just reading this passage of Kant's in _Poetic Force: Poetry After Kant_ by Kevin McLaughlin: "Hence however much debate…

André Spears to Dispatches, 12 May 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Lemme say that I've followed Dispatches w/ interest, not to say glee (no Facebook in Iran… instead the faces of Khomeini…

Randy Prus to Dispatches, 9 May 2016

Hey Dispatches,  I’m loving it.  Attached a current poem for you, troping on Creeley’s old “Walking the Dog” sessions, and two from my…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 5 May 2016

[...] weird... especially given the seriousness of the matter which, so it seems to me, has a lot to do with the fact that the PF hasn't,…

Open letter from Kent Johnson to Jennifer Scappettone, 4 May 2016

Dear Jennifer Scappettone, I see you are blogging for the Poetry Foundation this month of May. I am writing to express a concern about a matter and…