Book Dispatch – A Map of Signs and Scents New and Selected Poems, 1979–2014 Amjad Nasser / Translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah & Khaled Mattawa

 “The work of Amjad Nasser forms passages in and out of time, qualities of light and darkness, images that are never only images but sentences…

Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China

 Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China 

A Fait divers on some poetic contretemps

After seeing the review of thirty-something M. Fitzgerald’s poetry in the NYT that day, much-older M. Johnson wrote the same M. Fitzgerald, a…

David Giannini to Dispatches Re: new “Ashbery” biz, 30 September 2016

Hello Dispatches! The "At North Farm" document's signature appears to be genuine, based on various signed editions I have from Ashbery. What makes no…

Silicone Valley of the Shadow of Death

Austin Smith From SILICON VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH opt

When poetry could get you killed

Austin Smith Lorca poem

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…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 4 September 2016

  Hi guys: Huge congrats on another fantastic release.  You've amassed a ton of material in such a short time.  And I have to say,…

Dispatches chastises Ron Silliman (sort of) re: VIDA & Numbers

It’s famously hard to judge tone in email, but sometimes… well, sometimes you can just sort of feel it. And Ron Silliman’s tone, in his short,…

Lucas Klein to Dispatches on Prynne, Badiou, and Mao

Dispatches’s “homage” last month to J. H. Prynne for his pilgrimage to “the Maoist birthplace [Hunan province] as an act of pious recognition,” as he…

Ron Silliman to Dispatches, 1 September 2016

 Wait until VIDA gets a load of those numbers.

Eldis Sula to Dispatches, 17 October 2016, on Lerner’s Hatred of Poetry

Hi Dispatches, Sorry again for my delay in responding to Kent's great essay on Hatred of Poetry. I actually attended a talk Lerner did about the book…

New at Dispatches on September 1

Front page: Office Dispatch #2 – Empire and the end of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars Bridget Fontaine at Areski – Ma Rue 1974, selected by andrew…

Four photos from Pax Americana (4), by Linh Dinh

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016   Liepzig, Germany, 2016   Zgorzelec, Poland, 2016 Berlin Germany, 2016 These photographs come from Linh Dinh's…