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Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches — further on Maud, 21 June 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Your anecdote of first meeting Ralph Maud coinciding with Blaser's teaching Olson and Maud's powerful reaction to Olson's…

Matt Turner to Dispatches re: The Confucius Institute, 16 June 2016

Dear Dispatches, In the May 14th 2016 “Emergency Dispatch #2,” you criticize “experimental” American poets’ complicity with the Chinese…

Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches RE: Charles, Frances, Ralph, and me by Sharon Thesen

Dear Dispatches:   I was immediately enthused to see Thesen’s piece concerning the backstory of editing the Olson/Bolderoff correspondence with…

Charles Olson and Finding One’s Place, by Joe Safdie – A lecture given at the Gloucester Writers’ Center June 1, 2016

“I’m a cosmopolitan,” said my friend Jerry Rothenberg, when I told him the title of this lecture; “I’m not sure I want to find my place.” I remember…

SQUAT, by Sarah Menefee

Menefee SQUAT manuscript

Tree of Thought, by Bruce Holsapple

Holsapple - Tree Of Thought for Dispatches

Charles, Frances, Ralph, and me, by Sharon Thesen

The recent fracas that followed an audience “question” about how Black Mountain College could call itself progressive when it was patriarchal,…

Truth is that which flees, poetry is never where you look for it, by Eric Gelsinger

Against my own intentions, I wrote you all something. Depending on your reading habits, it may prove long for an email in spite of its fundamentally…