An excerpt from The Letters of Carla, the letter b. A Mystery in Poetry with a foreword by The Future Guardian of the Letters and an afterword by Benjamin Hollander, forthcoming from Chax Press

from The Letters of Carla, the letter b. A Mystery in Poetry with a foreword by The Future Guardian of the Letters and an afterword by Benjamin…

Ted Byrne to Dispatches, 24 October 2016, on the hatred of poetry

Dear Dispatches: I got a smart phone and I’m finding it easier with that device to read on-line. So, I spent some time with Dispatches this morning…

Ted Byrne to Dispatches, 24 October 2016, on the hatred of poetry

 Dear Dispatches: I got a smart phone and I’m finding it easier with that device to read on-line. So, I spent some time with Dispatches this…

Dispatch #27: Scholarship, poetry, and the politics of vision

What is “scholarship”? You’d think it would be pretty straightforward – a text + a scholar = scholarship. And if we can judge by various criticisms…

David Giannini to Dispatches Re: Melville the poet, 2 October 2016

Dear Dispatches: Kent is 100% correct in his assessment and the historical significance of Melville-as-poet.  I am tempted to say, so I say,…

The Magazine of Further Studies #1

Mag of Further Studies 1a

What We Stand On: 3 Progressive Platform Planks (as of Sept. 18, 2016), by Andrew DuBois

What We Stand On: 3 Progressive Platform Planks (as of Sept. 18, 2016) 1. Abortion Must Stay Legal This is non-negotiable. “Women have a right to…

Dispatch #26 – ideological baggage and the poetics of political being

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that some people feel bullied by what they see as our “ideological baggage.” If you feel threatened, we…