Materia Prima, by Amanda Berenguer (link)

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is pleased to announce the publication of Materia Prima by Amanda Berenguer edited by Kristin Dykstra and Dispatches'…

Burt Kimmelman and Pierre Joris Join Dispatches’ Contributing Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is deeply pleased to announce that Burt Kimmelman and Pierre Joris have joined its prestigious list of Contributing…

Rasula Joins Dispatches Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is extremely pleased to announce that Jed Rasula has joined its Editorial Board.

Chas. E. Bolton to Dispatches, 20 December 2018 [on the Poetry Foundation & Dispatch #41

Re: Dispatch #41 Poetry Magazine was never of any consequence except for the times that it was highjacked by Ezra Pound.  That it has been around for…

Help Sotère Torregian

Dear Friends, Please chip in to help out the poet, Sotère Torregian tackle a host of medical expenses. Sotère is bedridden, having trouble getting…

Joshua Weiner to Poetry Magazine, 22 March 2006

Dear Editors, I think Poetry should be more like APR and publish big photographs of the poets, but without the poems.   The poems are totally boring…

Bill & Lou, Part II The Descent of Winter By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) (Link)

‘Louis Zukofsky took Ezra Pound’s suggestion to edit The Descent of Winter by William Carlos Williams for “Exile 4”. Williams began the sequence “on…

Dispatch #41: An Informational (but Ethical) Note on the Poetry Foundation’s Leadership Team

Dispatches, during its annual address to the Augean Stables of the Professional Poetry Industry, stumbled upon a shocking bit of information as we…

How the CIA Helped Shaped American Creative Writing (link)

“The Iowa Writer’s Workshop “emerged in the 1930s and powerfully influenced the creative-writing programs that followed,” Bennett explains. “More…

Emily Post-Avant, December 13, 2018 [Re: Harmony Holiday on Amiri Baraka and the Current Dispensations of American Poetry]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, What's with Harmony Holiday just now discovering Amiri Baraka went to Cuba? She hadn't ever realized he never wore the same…

Po-Biz Stock Index Update, 12 December 2018 [POC VIP PO Inc. Stocks Rocket after Kevin Young Appears on Front Page of NYT Business Section]

Poetry stocks, which had returned lackluster overall results over the past two quarters (partly due to chronic plagiarism rumors—see PoBiz Stock…

Rejected from the Rockies to Dispatches, 10 December 2018 [re: laureates and boring poems]

Hey Dispatches, Let’s pretend for a moment there were such a thing as conversation. While we’re pretending, let’s carry our imaginations further.…

Reply from Dispatches to Julien Poirier, 12/6/2018

Hi, Julien. Thanks for your letter. As we have often said, we love getting critiques, and not least from folks like you who are on our editorial…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 7 December 2018—Feds Take Down Rogue Poetry Plagiarist in Daring Café Raid

PoBiz stock markets rebounded sharply today on news that the Federal Poetry Police (FPP) had apprehended master Po-thief, Amy Poole. Her poem, “Gun…

Tod Thilleman to Dispatches, 6 December 2018 [on Ms. Emily and Tracy K. Smith]

thanks, Dispatches, reading between layouts here. just a thot, and not much more than that: what will come of imprecations toward public figures,…

Julien Poirier to Dispatches, 6 December 2018 [on Ms. Emily and Tracey K. Smith]

Dear Dispatches: I like the latest post from Emily and also the new poem by Brad Cran. About the post. I haven't particularly enjoyed the Tracy…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 December 2018 [on the Well-Behaved Laureate, Tracy K. Smith]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen this new micro-interview in The Believer, with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, conducted by…

Zukofsky and Williams, by Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) [link]

The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography…

Don’t Be Irreverent – for Sky Gilbert

Brad Cran - Don’t Be Irreverent Also check out Sky Gilbert's blog post, I’m Afraid of ‘Woke People’

Two Poems for David Bromige

[Jacket2 incorrectly dates Bromige's reading of "I am a brainwashed Sudanese poet" as "1990," at a "memorial reading for Robert Duncan."…

Microreviews, Vol. 8

  Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trumps America Maria Isabel Alvarez and Dante Di Stefano New York Quarterly Books ($21.95)  …

Americanos Muthos de Blanc

Americanos Muthos de Blanc