Color at the Mercy of Light, by Benjamin Hollander

One of Ben Hollander's last pieces, on whiteness and color:

Athens & Jerusalem: the last time we talked, by Ammiel Alcalay

 Athens & Jerusalem: the last time we talked for Ben Hollander   the day you died after talking to Steve & Jack & Duncan &…

Benjamin Hollander, 1952–2016

 Dispatches from the Poetry Wars mourns the loss of editorial board member, Benjamin Hollander. Ben was not just a supporter, he was a good…

Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, a review by Peter Anastas

      Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, BlazeVox, 2016, 146 pp, $16. Speaking recently at the Gloucester Writers Center, poet and…

The Day After, by Andrew Levy

We are limited beings. We do not understand our own hearts. I do not comprehend the depth or the shallowness of my own heart. My heart feels…

Don Allen to Ralph Maud, 8 March 2001

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Open letter from J.P. Harpignies on the US election

Friends, As I'm sure all of you are feeling, there is no question this is a catastrophe, as much for what it reveals about so many white people's…

Why Don’t More Women Contribute to Websites Like Dispatches?, by Meredith Quartermain

Twice in the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked by male editors to help them get more women contributing to their projects. Eighty percent of…

Look by Solmaz Sharif – A review by John Bradley

Look, Solmaz Sharif Graywolf Press, $16.00 “It matters what you call a thing,” warns Solmaz Sharif in the first line of the first poem, the title…

A View from Iceland: an Interview with Eríkur Õrn Norðdahl, by Linh Dinh

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