Dispatch #47, The End of Language Poetry: A Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWu4tEF1Mc

Q.R. Hand benefit

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Peter Anastas, 1937-2019

Didpastches mourns the loss of our friend, the writer, Peter Anastas who passed on December 27, 2019. For an account of Peter's life, here is a link…

Dispatch #46: On phony victimhood and the attempt to suppress debate

If anyone needed proof that Barrett Watten doesn’t get it, all they’d have to do would be to read the self-serving screed currently posted on his…

Barrett Watten responds to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars [link]

“There is a larger question, here, of the relation between “principle” and “antagonism,” and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is at the center of that…

Dispatch #45: On the Attempt to Exclude Barrett Watten from the 2020 “20th Century Literature Conference” in Louisville

The following extraordinary document came to us yesterday. It is now making the rounds on the internet. Petition for the Removal of Barrett Watten…

Chicago Review, the Beats, and Big Table: 60 Years On [link]

"This year marks sixty years since the publication of the first issue of Big Table, the journal started by Irving Rosenthal, Paul Carroll, and other…

Dispatches mourns the death of the UK activist poet Sean Bonney (1969-2019)

Our Death / Abject (after Baudelaire) Wine is a dull disk that encircles the law. It will check your passport, will make sure that your sense of…

William Barr’s monument to ego and power [link]

"I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily…

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…