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…


Moscow Mitch Poetry Contest Interview

"The Media, big M, the New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, of course FOX News, will never expose McConnell’s crimes. They…


Having a Drink with Matthew Zapruder

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A Note on the Kevin Killian Memorial

On Sunday August 25th a memorial for Kevin Killian (December 24, 1952 – June 15, 2019) was held in the Phyllis Wattis Theatre at SFMOMA. Well prior…


Emily Post-Avant, on the New Waffle House Poet Laureate and Things to Come

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was just wondering what you thought about the Waffle House chain appointing its own Poet Laureate.…


2 Poems

James Berger -- 2 Poems


John Phillips to Dispatches, 28 August 2019

Dear Dispatches--- It has been a while and I won't write a proper letter now. I've been meaning to, but have failed miserably for too long. Things…


Emily Post-Avant on Kent Johnson’s Best American Poetry poem at the Best American Poetry, 9/4/2017

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So, Kent Johnson is now whining about never getting a poem into the New American Poetry, or worse, getting a poem of…