Emily Post-Avant: On the “After Post-Marxism” Conference at Berkeley, 12/9/19

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a first-year English PhD student at UC Berkeley. I was curious whether you’ve heard of the “After Post-Marxism”…


Emily Post-Avant: On an Insulting Remark by Charles Bernstein at Best American Poetry about Kent Johnson, 12/6/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, We are a grad student in English at the U of Pennsylvania, so we earnestly request you not reveal our name to anyone,…


A Portfolio of Typewriter Art by Frank Singleton

All the pieces in this gallery were created with a manual typewriter using a variety of colored ribbons. [Click on an image to enlarge it.]……


Even Though Your Poetry Totally Sucks

[triggered (and with trigger warning) by Jennifer Knox’s “The Best Thanksgiving Ever”…


Emily Post-Avant: Responds to a Sarcastic Letter from the Leonel Rugama Poetry Dream Brigade, 11/30/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So you see how this works, we hope? The outsiders, the satirists, the rebels, they all get sucked inside the approved…


On the Present Agony of the Bolivian Indigenous People: An Appeal to Poets and Artists Everywhere

  dispatches Ajens testigo ocular   https://youtu.be/xQF7_lt9hNM


Dowsing Axis

[To view the virtual book, click on the thumbnail below.]     [PDFs are best viewed when downloaded. To download the book, click on the…


Emily Post-Avant: On Anthony Madrid, Borges, Scary Coins, Spanish Grammar, Homophones, Religious Semiotics, Fictional Hermeneutics, and Pessoa, 11/21/19

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So I know you have written about Anthony Madrid before. I know you think he’s a cool poet. But you’ve also given him…


Pluralism

Chris Barron - PLURALISM


Microreviews, Volume 14

Hold Sway Sally Ball Barrow Street Press ($16.95) Winner of the AARP Cold Comfort Award for a Line of Poetry: “Oh! not everyone old / is dwindling…


The Reluctant Assassin: Reviews and Reflections — Après nous, le déluge. 

Louis XV’s lover, Madame de Pompadour, said it best and most romantically.  And who could blame her, after all she did for architecture, the…


Dispatches mourns the death of the UK activist poet Sean Bonney (1969-2019)

Our Death / Abject (after Baudelaire) Wine is a dull disk that encircles the law. It will check your passport, will make sure that your sense of…


2 Poems

Colin James -- 2 poems


At the Entrance to Heaven

David Baptiste Chirot -- At the entrance to heaven_compressedEntrance to Heaven


I don’t really care, do U?

James Cook -- I don't really care


William Barr’s monument to ego and power [link]

"I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily…


Some Longer Poems about WWII

"I’m going to argue later in this essay that many of the best poems about the Second World War were long poems unresponsive to the needs of both…


6 Poems

Billy Cancel -- 6 poems


Vicente Huidobro’s Creation of Cosmic Debt

George Kalamaras - Vicente Huidobro’s Creation of Cosmic Debt See Vicente Huidobro's "Comaruru," Tony Frazer tr.


Emily Post-Avant on the Firing of David Fenza, former President of the AWP

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a student at a small Bible college in Iowa where I am learning how to write poetry. I am a bit of a rebel and…


Testamentality, Transcryption: An Emotional Memoir of Jack Spicer by Larry Kearney, reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan [link]

"Kearney isn’t interested in contributing to any legend of Spicer. He also isn’t so much interested in facts. As the journalist’s comment…


The Gunpowder Plot, by The Leonel Rugama Dream Poetry Brigade

  Leonel Rugama Dream Poetry Brigade -- The gunpowder plot


Joe Safdie to Dispatches 12 November 2019 [on Steve Abbot and Ed Dorn]

Dear Dispatches: I write to include a small addendum to Patrick Dunagan’s fine review of Beautiful Aliens, the Steve Abbott reader. Not that it…


Steve Abbott: Iconic Poet of San Francisco — A Review of Beautiful Aliens

"The loss of Steve Abbott at age 49 to AIDS in 1992 has never been forgotten within the San Francisco poetry community. Beautiful Aliens: A Steve…


Literature, Capital, Catapult, and The Kochs: A Dialogue Hilary Plum & Lucy Biederman [link]

More voices raised against the incursions of corporate money and influence in the world of poetry. "So let’s name it! This evil, this money, the Koch…


Peacock Generation: Satirical poets jailed in Myanmar [link]

"Five members of a satirical poetry troupe in Myanmar have been jailed for making fun of the country's military. "The group, Peacock Generation, was…