says who, by Daniel Zimmerman

says who   Muses—ruses? Truth is oracles’ domain. & always belated.   inspiration, too, ass-backwards, mumbles its words  …

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 8 August 2018 – Nation Poetry Scandal Rocks Market

Shares dropped sharply on the North American Poetry Exchange (NAPX) yesterday, in the wake of the recent NaPo, Inc./Anderwee scandal. There were…

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet, by Sophie Merman

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet   New month, new courage: submit yourself to fellowships, magazines, awards and internships.  …

Investigative Poetry, by Edward Sanders

Investigative Poetry By Edward Sanders Introductory Essay for the New Edition by Don Byrd ISBN  978-1-947980-42-6      80 pages        $15.00…

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)   Resist,…

David Herd on Charles Olson, Hannah Arendt, and the Declaration of Human Rights (link)

David Herd on Charles Olson, Hannah Arendt, and the Declaration of Human Rights

An open letter to John Harris from Dispatches, 30 July 2018

Dear John – There’s a lot we would like to respond to in your open letter to George Bowering, but we will limit ourself to one central point so as…

CA Conrad: The Poet with the Chops to Tell Us How Loathsome Old Walt Whitman Really Was

Note: Dispatches received this letter from CA Conrad on July 27, in response to our satirical Po-Biz Stock Report (posted two days prior), which made…

Dispatch #38 – Mythic ideologies, ideological myths, and the other kind: Poetry, poetics, and the questions of myth

Back in May Dispatches from the Poetry Wars posted a conversation between Nathaniel Mackey and Barrett Wattten, reprinted from a Facebook thread and…

Emily Post-Avant, 26 July 2018 — On “How-To,” the Poetry Editors of the Nation, and Poetic Sharks

July 26, 2018 Dear Emily Post-Avant, Everyone in the poetry world seems to be talking about this poem published in the Nation three weeks ago, by the…

An open letter from John Harris to George Bowering, 22 July 2018

[Dispatches recently received the open letter posted below in response to George Bowerings’ open letter, “The Object of My Affection,” which we…

Po Biz Stock Index Update, 15 July 2018 [Walt Whitman, Trigger Warnings, and CA Radcon]

PoBiz markets fell 500 points just after opening yesterday on news of a recent interview with popular poet CA “Comandante” Radcon. Radcon, in the…

Dispatch #37:  On Sexual Abuse in the Poetry Field and Consistency of Principle

Following our link at Dispatches to the personal testimony of the falsely accused and cursorily condemned novelist Steven Galloway, former Chair of…

The World Is Not Round #3, by Sancho

Art thou Beguiled Now? or The Mensual Adventures of Jennifer and Steve   an occasional series forming part of The WORLD IS NOT ROUND   a…

Steven Galloway in his own words: I’m not a monster. I won’t let false allegations define me (link)

"I realize that anything I say will be used against me. I will be accused of victim-blaming and discouraging victims from coming forward. The hatred…

Strange & wonderful marriage of poetry & sports, from Pierre Joris

"Strange & wonderful marriage of poetry & sports ... Best high five of the whole world cup! Poetry in Motion as Pussy Riot celebrate the 10th…

The Discs of Snow, by Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson- I like the way the flowers grow (1)

August Poetry Postcard Fest 2018 Official Call (link)

The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. 2018 marks the twelfth year of the fest and this is your…

The World Is Not Round #2, by Sancho

Here are Keston and Sara. They are getting ready for next week's Big Conference. The name of the conference is:  'Deviant Doxometries: queering the…

Dancing Resistance (link)

By dancing illegally in the streets, Iranian women are protesting the arrest of Maedeh Hojabri and resisting uptight,  Patriarchal old men’s attempt…

Landline July 1 – July 15, by Linh Dinh (link)

Dispatches Contributing Editor, Linh Dinh, is  featured by artist Robert Chase Heishman in a LED sign installation at 1930 S. Miller St., Chicago.…

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70 (link)

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70