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

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…

Exchange between Dispatches Editor Burt Kimmelman and Thomas Fink on Wings Apart [link]

  "I’ve been working exclusively in syllabics for a long while now. In some longer poems, especially if there’s a persona’s voice, let’s say,…

Cascadia Poetry Festival 2020 — Life & Legacy of Robin Blaser/The Practice of the Self

The next Cascadia Poetry Festival will be May 1-3, 2020, on San Juan Island, at the Multiverse. The Life and Legacy of Robin Blaser and The Practice…

Global call to defend the Rojava Revolution!

"Internationalism in the twenty-first century has a lot of colours, but for sure the colour of the woman is the one that shines brightest. Patriarchy…

Archival Poetics–A Hands-on Exhibition and Experiment with the Maud-Olson Library

Archival Poetics: A Discussion and Traveling Exhibition of the Maud/Olson Library Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Ave)…

New Book from Dispatches Editor Murat Nemet-Nejat

"Myth is not a narrative applied, but dis-covered. The narrative that emanates against our will revealing ITSELF, A VIOLENT LIGHT that descends and…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Inciting Poetics — New from Dispatches authors Jeanne Heuving and Tyrone Williams

  "The essays in Inciting Poetics provide provocative answers to the book’s opening question, “What are poetics now?” Authored by some of the…

A Reply to Bill Freind, on the Bob Hicok/Tim Yu Matter, by Dispatches

Dear Bill, We never thought it would require saying, but Emily Post-Avant (who’s given us permission to respond on her behalf) writes a poetry…

Robin Blaser Biography and Photographs

Announcing the publication of A Literary Biography of Robin Blaser: Mechanic of Splendor The Blaser biography is available for pre-order from…

New Olson Study by Joshua Hoenck

"Joshua Hoeynck’s Staying Open: Charles Olson’s Sources and Influences sheds further light on Olson’s inspirations and offers renewed perspectives…

Colombia’s verse rebels vindicated but defiant after 60 years [link]

[ “The editors forward this link to the readers of Dispatches as a piece of good news in poetryland, and in anticipation of a post-macho…