Reply from Dispatches to Julien Poirier, 12/6/2018

Hi, Julien. Thanks for your letter. As we have often said, we love getting critiques, and not least from folks like you who are on our editorial…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 7 December 2018—Feds Take Down Rogue Poetry Plagiarist in Daring Café Raid

PoBiz stock markets rebounded sharply today on news that the Federal Poetry Police (FPP) had apprehended master Po-thief, Amy Poole. Her poem, “Gun…

Zukofsky and Williams, by Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) [link]

The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography…

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan (link)

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan at the Gloucester Writers Center:…

The Disturbing Case of Whitman at Southold, Long Island

  With the permission of Dan Molinoff, for his mother, the late Long Island historian Katherine Molinoff, we make available here the pamphlet…

So You Think There Are No Poetry Wars?

On November 1, the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog published the first of a series of posts by its current guest blogger, Brenda Coultas (The Eye in…

Benjamin Zephaniah will not work for ‘oppressors’ as poet laureate (link)

Writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah has ruled himself out of becoming the next poet laureate of England, saying he has "absolutely no interest" in…

New from Dispatches Editions – Hugh Seidman’s Status of the Mourned

Available at Spuyten Duyvil Press   “In Status of the Mourned, the American poet Hugh Seidman pays tribute to poets, love, art, memory, desire,…

Some Assembly Required – Bill Berkson’s Memoir In Pieces (link)

Some Assembly Required Bill Berkson’s Memoir In Pieces When talking about Bill Berkson certain assumptions must be addressed.  That he was a…

Complete archive of Michel Deguy’s PO&SIE now available (link)

The complete archive of PO&SIE is now available on line   Note that Charles Olson’s “The Ring Of” and “I, Maximus of Gloucester to You” are…

What Whim Has Wrought: An Interview about Dispatches from the Poetry Wars with Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson conducted by Steven Manuel (link)

What Whim Has Wrought: An Interview about Dispatches from the Poetry Wars with Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson conducted by Steven Manuel

Dispatch #40 – Mythtory, complexity, & the Carlson-Wee/Nation affair

Myth is often presented as some long gone mode of fantasizing explanations for the inexplicable and dismissed as meaningless, especially when…

Dispatches Fall 2018 Update

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is back after a somnolent summer of whimsy and digressive delight. We swam and fished, wrote poetry and stared…

Three photos of Robert Creeley and others, Waldoboro Maine, c. 1990

Front: Susan Howe, Robert Creeley, Michael Boughn Back Row: Hannah Creeley, William Creeley Hannah…

Dispatches Fall Update contents

Poetry Andres Ajens— Elogio a Jessica Sequeira Ammiel Alcalay – Democracy in Action Omar al-Nakib –  Elahi Sure The Blunt Research Group—Good Night…

Neruda’s Ghosts (link)

"Pablo Neruda’s only daughter, Malva Marina, was born in Madrid, in August 1934, and died a little over eight years later, in Nazi-occupied Holland,…

When Censorship Is Crowdsourced, by Jonathan Kay (link)

https://quillette.com/2018/09/09/when-censorship-is-crowdsourced