André Spears to Dispatches, 12 May 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Lemme say that I've followed Dispatches w/ interest, not to say glee (no Facebook in Iran… instead the faces of Khomeini…

Two poems, by Matt Turner

Turner two poem

Randy Prus to Dispatches, 9 May 2016

Hey Dispatches,  I’m loving it.  Attached a current poem for you, troping on Creeley’s old “Walking the Dog” sessions, and two from my…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 5 May 2016

[...] weird... especially given the seriousness of the matter which, so it seems to me, has a lot to do with the fact that the PF hasn't,…

Open letter from Kent Johnson to Jennifer Scappettone, 4 May 2016

Dear Jennifer Scappettone, I see you are blogging for the Poetry Foundation this month of May. I am writing to express a concern about a matter and…

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Jed Rasula

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening2

Tom Raworth to Dispatches, 26 April 2016

Thanks, Dispatches...... I check in and check out like a Chechen in China. As ever,  best,  Tom

Office Dispatch #1 – “What are you doing?”

   –  for Joanne As the official end of Poetry Month draws closer, so too does the first month anniversary of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.…

The Sandbox, by Austin Smith

Austin Smith Sandbox

In Memoriam: Tom Raworth, by Keith Tuma

There were a lot of memorials on Tom Raworth’s blog in his last months, news of the deaths of friends and acquaintances he’d known forever: Ken…

Judith Copithorne’s See lex ions (Issue 62 of Xerolage (2015), by Peter Quartermain

Not all of these strongly feminist works has a title – some do, along with a date, tucked away in tiny print. They aren’t quite arranged in…

That particular village


Killed or Mauled? by Linh Dinh

Killed or Mauled

Diaspora Drift, by Fred Wah

Diaspora Drift 12.10.3