Call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions

  We call on academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria by boycotting Turkish…


The Writing of Carolee Schneemann

"Carolee Schneemann has been putting her body on the line for over thirty years in art. The line is that “threshold of consciousness” where, as…


The Hungryalists

Hungryalists-Penguin-Livadas


The Bullet: A Poem from Rojava, by Xoşman Qado [link]

“The same bullet that they use to kill us, they make into a necklace and sell at the market. The bullet is not blind; the wind makes it blind. Only…


8 Poems

John Phillips -- 8 Poems


The Creation of Beauty

John Phillips-The Creation of BeautyThe Creation of Beauty


13 Poems by George Kalamaras

George Kalanaras - 13 poems


On Valencia Street: Poems & Ephemera By Jack Micheline, reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan

  "Micheline died as committed as ever to living his art day-by-day, hour-by-hour, no holds barred. As with his poems and visual art, little…


David Levi Strauss to Dispatches, 13 October 2019 [on the developing situation in Rojava]

Dear Dispatches, The most important thing now is to put pressure on governments to 1) impose economic sanctions on Turkey and stop military aid, 2)…


David Levi Strauss to Dispatches, 9 October 2019 [on the Turkish invasion of Rojava]

  Dear Dispatches: The invasion of Rojava has begun. F16s are leaving to strike Rojava from the same airbase they previously left to strike…


URGENT CALL FOR A GLOBAL ACTION DAY ON THE 12th OCTOBER

URGENT CALL FOR A GLOBAL ACTION DAY ON THE 12th OCTOBER Against the Turkish Occupation and Ethnic cleansing of KURDS in North & East Syria Since…


David Levi Strauss to Dispatches, 8 October 2019 [on the situation with the Kurds & Rojava]

Dear Dispatches: Trump made the decision to abandon the Kurds and Rojava on the fly, in a conversation with his bro Erdogan last night (Sunday…


Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movements: an ekphrastic collaboration by poet Jeffery Beam and artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins [link]

"I quickly realized the poems weren’t flourishing. I gave myself over, as a result, to a sort of automatic writing, much like my youthful surrealist…


2 Poems

  C. Borkhuis -- 2 Poems


Dispatches Dream review of John Bradley

A Dream Review of John Bradley’s Spontaneous Mummification, winner of the 2019 International James Tate Poetry Prize, Dublin, Ireland, forthcoming in…


Collegetown

Paul Vogel -- Collegetown


5 Poems

Norman Fischer - 5 Poems


Poetics of the More-than-Human World — A Call for Work

Poetics of the More-than-Human World A call for poems, hybrid work, and brief manifestos on ecopoetics, for a special issue of Dispatches to be…


Two Poems under the Sign of Benjamin Peret

  James Cook - Two Poems under the Sign of Peret


Steve Dalachinsky (1946-2019)

  News of Steve Dalachinsky’s sudden death last week following a stroke came as a real shock. I had bumped into Steve & his extraordinary…


4 Poems

4 Poems 4 Poems


Mitch’s Big Ass Party And Other Moscow Mitch Favorites

Every day I got the Monday Blues Every day Mitch is in the news It’s all about the money and he’s got plenty It’s all about money and I aint got……


Deborah Poe Interviewed by Paul Nelson

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Microreviews, Vol. 12

  Here: Poems for the Planet ed. Elizabeth J. Coleman Copper Canyon ($18.00) I can see the New Yorker cartoon: A sign on a dead planet with the…


White Pine, a Short Sonnet Sequence, or Hitchhiking on the Road to Xanadu

The warrant of the pilgrimage lies in The heart of chaos’s incongruous jumble A thick farrago, a veritable din Out of which miraculously tumble…


Dispatches Hiatus

Dispatches will be dark until September 24. Please feel free to come in, take a beer out of the fridge, put your feet up on the coffee table, and…


Visual poems

Sonnet on 17-IV-19 g Sonnet ps1 alt1 Sonnet on 25-II-19 a…