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

“Remembering 1968,” by Eric Powell (link)

Remembering 1968 (Scroll down one item)

To Make an Omelet of Poetry, by Hiram Addison Jackson (1965-2017) (link)

To Make an Omelet of Poetry Some Eggs Must Be Broken  

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 8 August 2018 – Nation Poetry Scandal Rocks Market

Shares dropped sharply on the North American Poetry Exchange (NAPX) yesterday, in the wake of the recent NaPo, Inc./Anderwee scandal. There were…

Investigative Poetry, by Edward Sanders

Investigative Poetry By Edward Sanders Introductory Essay for the New Edition by Don Byrd ISBN  978-1-947980-42-6      80 pages        $15.00…

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)   Resist,…

David Herd on Charles Olson, Hannah Arendt, and the Declaration of Human Rights (link)

David Herd on Charles Olson, Hannah Arendt, and the Declaration of Human Rights

An open letter to John Harris from Dispatches, 30 July 2018

Dear John – There’s a lot we would like to respond to in your open letter to George Bowering, but we will limit ourself to one central point so as…

Dispatch #38 – Mythic ideologies, ideological myths, and the other kind: Poetry, poetics, and the questions of myth

Back in May Dispatches from the Poetry Wars posted a conversation between Nathaniel Mackey and Barrett Wattten, reprinted from a Facebook thread and…

Po Biz Stock Index Update, 15 July 2018 [Walt Whitman, Trigger Warnings, and CA Radcon]

PoBiz markets fell 500 points just after opening yesterday on news of a recent interview with popular poet CA “Comandante” Radcon. Radcon, in the…

Dispatch #37:  On Sexual Abuse in the Poetry Field and Consistency of Principle

Following our link at Dispatches to the personal testimony of the falsely accused and cursorily condemned novelist Steven Galloway, former Chair of…

Steven Galloway in his own words: I’m not a monster. I won’t let false allegations define me (link)

"I realize that anything I say will be used against me. I will be accused of victim-blaming and discouraging victims from coming forward. The hatred…

August Poetry Postcard Fest 2018 Official Call (link)

The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. 2018 marks the twelfth year of the fest and this is your…

Dancing Resistance (link)

By dancing illegally in the streets, Iranian women are protesting the arrest of Maedeh Hojabri and resisting uptight,  Patriarchal old men’s attempt…

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70 (link)

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70