The Daimonic

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Gatekeeper Consultation #1

Gatekeeper Consultation #1


from Sevens

from Sevens


intent. 1.3 Fall 1989 (For the Sexes issue)

From the spring of 1989 until he was physically no longer able to work in 1991, John Clarke edited 10 issues of intent. newsletter of talk, thinking,…


Olson and Melancholy, by Donald Wellman

When I was a boy, I held a melancholy conception of poetry. In my neighborhood, most verse was found on tombstones. I’d walk the main road of my…


Racing for the prize, by Michael Boughn

(See Kent Johnson's introductory essay, "On Money Problems, Prizes, and Harrieteers: by way of introduction,", in Dispatches.) I recently was “short…


Dispatch #11 — from Jerusalem, by William Blake

Eternity groan'd & was troubled, at the image of Eternal Death! Beneath the bottoms of the Graves. which is Earths central joint.There is a…


“On Money Problems, Prizes, and Harrieteers: by way of introduction,” by Kent Johnson

In the past few days, various poet-invitees have begun posting reflections at Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. To date, two of these…


David Levi Strauss to Dispatches, 11 April 2016

Dear All, Michael Taussig, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Dilar Dirik and I have just put together a book on the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria, To Dare…


Of Etho-, Ethno- and Eco-poetics, by Tyrone Williams

The following piece was delivered as a talk on May 25, 2010 at Ecopoetical Futures: A Panel with Marcella Durand,  Brenda Iijima, Ted Mathys…


Dispatch from Buffalo, 7 April 2016

by Michael Boughn   It was Homecoming Day in Buffalo on Friday, April 7, as hundreds of current and former Buffalonians gathered in the…


WHAT TO WHOM, by Ammiel Alcalay

(Excerpted from: a little history (Los Angeles—New York: re: public / UpSet Press, 2013), edited with a preface by Fred Dewey, 320 pp.)It is…


Peter Quartermain to Dispatches, 10 April 2016

Dear Dispatches, I'm really enjoying the Peck's Bad Boy revival -- the latest bulletin breaking the news of Creeley's canonization made me laugh out…


Power, by Audre Lorde

The difference between poetry and rhetoric is being ready to kill yourself instead of your children.  I am trapped on a…


BREAKING NEWS! CREELEY CANONIZED! POETIX STOCK SURGES!

Pobiz stock update 9 April 2016 Poetix Unlimited stock prices rose sharply on the Pobiz index this morning on news that Poetix founder Robert Creeley…


Letter from Federico García Lorca

Dear Dispatches: From my grave somewhere outside Granada, I would like to suggest the following, and you really should stop beating around the bush…


Flarf to Dispatches, 3 April 2016

Take this site down before we sue. – the Flarf Collective


Draft 75: Doggerel

Draft 75Doggerel


Without a chance of shadow — from Tom Raworth to Dispatches, 4/1/2016.

 All of [the current scene] goes along with a general ennui and boredom with what "poetry has come to conjure: a sunlit void without chance of…


No Avant-Garde: Notes toward a Left Front of the Arts, by Kent Johnson

1.   I want to start in reiterative way, quoting a substantial extract from something that appeared almost exactly ten years back. I believe the…


Arthur Rimbaud to Georges Izambard, 13 May 1871

To Georges Izambard* Charleville, 13 May 1871 Cher Monsieur! You are an Academic again. You have told me we owe a duty to Society. You belong…


INFRAREALIST MANIFESTO (1975)

WHAT DO WE PROPOSE? TO NOT MAKE WRITING A PROFESSION TO SHOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ART AND THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO IT TO DEAL WITH “INSIGNIFICANT…


UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #2

What is the difference between an acolyte of Olson and an acolyte of Creeley?


UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #1

Who turned Robert Creeley into Robert Frost? And how? And why? I know, that's three uncomfortable questions. But uncomfortable questions are like…