Joshua Kotin to Dispatches, 17 November 2016: Mapping Expatriate Paris

Dear Friends – I'm writing to announce a new website tracking the development of "Mapping Expatriate Paris: The Shakespeare and Company Lending…

A reply to ******* ***** on the matter of The Poetry Foundation

[Note: A very prominent, controversial poet and critic, who has contributed poems to Dispatches, wrote us thoughtfully to take issue with our claim…

Randy Prus to Dispatches, 3 September 2016

Dear Dispatches: In “Dispatch #26” you mention the accusation of Dispatches carrying an “ideological baggage.”  It doesn’t.  It’s more like an…

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 book.  I see,…

Brian Ng to Dispatches and Lucas Klein, 17 August 2016

To the Editors of Dispatches Poetry and Lucas Klein 致《詩詞快訊》編輯及柯夏智先生 群怨以砥礪礱磨 漢辯西風美嫁禍 文弱書生傾莊遜 一啖志氣逝南柯 注釋: 群怨,出自論語《陽貨》:「小子!何莫學夫詩?詩,可以興,可以觀,可以 群,可以怨。」…

Brian Ng to Dispatches and Lucas Klein, 18 August 2016

“Why hasn’t Dispatches published the work of living Chinese writers whose stance it promotes, who either agree with the mission of Dispatches or who…

Brian Ng to Dispatches, 30 October 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "MAKE POETRY GREAT AGAIN: POETS FOR TRUMP," AN ANTHOLOGY. Trump brings high romanticism back into our stale, bureaucratic,…

Sharon Thesen to Dispatches, 21 October 2016, on Minera, the miner’s song

Hi Dispatches, Minera is just stunning–she sings them out of that underworld, makes them/their reality, appear.  I was so touched, so moved–and also…

Dispatches to Lucas Klein, 10 August 2016

 Dear Lucas, Thank you for your honest letter. As you know, I have--like many--mightily respected your presence as a scholar, translator, and…

Dispatches to Lucas Klein, 30 August 2016

Lucas,  Thanks for writing once again. We appreciate your willingness to continue the exchange. We would like to make some brief and hopefully…

Dispatches to Lucas Klein, 18 August 2016

Lucas,   Sorry that we said Beijing and not Wuhan. I guess we meant “Beijing” more in the symbolic sense. But that aside, we absolutely grant…

Dispatches to Donald Wellman, 16 September 2016

  Don – Thanks for your letter to Dispatches and for your attention to the ongoing conversation about the attitude of artists and writers…

Dispatches to Julien Poirier (see below), 19 August 2016

Dear Julien Poirier, Thank you for writing. We appreciate and understand the points you highlight about the font in the Ashbery and LeGaillard…

Lucas Klein to Dispatches, 17 August 2016

Kent: I’m glad to see you state that “an unqualified boycott on any ‘official’ cultural institutions in the PRC would obviously constrain, in major…

Donald Wellman to Dispatches, 17 August 2016

The photo documents an inescapable social reality and also evinces a quality of composition. A beauty that may transcend argument.

George Bowering to Dispatches, 16 Augut 2016

I am innocent. --George Bowering

Bob Buckeye to Dispatches, 15 September 2016

  Nice writing on strife.  I think of Olson's wonderful line about the poetic foot -- a foot is to kick with.  Strife is conflict…

Benjamin Hollander to Lucas Klein, 15 August 2016

Lucas, you write: “I understand that language isn’t private property, and that my intent doesn’t matter as much as my effect once I’ve written or…

Lucas Klein to Dispatches, 13 August 2016

Hi, Kent—   I don’t know where I “implied Liu Xiaobo’s fate may be in some way justified.” On the contrary, I said, “nothing I’ve written here…

Guest Dispatch #2 – On strife, by Sharon Thesen

More than it is necessary, or beautiful, strife is common. Strife takes up a tremendous amount of our time and energy; and it isn’t only “men” who…

Lucas Klein to Benjamin Hollander, 10 September 2016

Dear Benjamin Hollander— Thank you for your attention to my letter, and for your reply. While I haven’t thought much of it before, I can imagine that…