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…

POBIZ Stock Index Update, 4 June 2019: Po-markets rattled by first verified death from overproduction of bad, self-involved poetry

Creative Writing stocks fall sharply on news of first verified death from overproduction of bad, self-involved poetry — Po-experts predict a…

A Message to Our Readers and Contributors

Dear Friends, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is declaring a moratorium, as of this message, on all submissions until further notice. Please do not…

A Big Work Presented to All: An Interview with George Bowering and George Stanley (part 1) [link]

"Lyric poetry has been getting a bad name in the past decade or two, at least among the poets and critics I like to hang with. I take part in the…

Garrett Phelps reviews Amanda Berenguer’s Materia Prima [link]

“Most striking about Berenguer’s poetry is its sheer constructedness, which is as flagrant as those exposed brick interiors with a grid of metal…

Dispatch #44 — A Note on Forrest Gander’s Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

  Forrest Gander has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 2019, for his book Be With. He has been a contributor to Dispatches from…

A Stab in the Dark The Milestone Poetry Collection of Border Region Literature by Facundo Bernal/Translated by Anthony Seidman [link]

Bernal has a keen eye and a smart mouth, and this combination provides many satisfactions. Without detracting from Bernal’s book, it’s fair to say…

Dispatches Editor Helps to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Dispatches Editor Kent Johnson is currently in Puerto Rico where, instead of handing our paper towels, he is helping to rebuild homes damaged by the…

The Duncan/Olson Dichotomy — a review (link)

Adam Katz reviews An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles…

Dispatches highly recommends The Age of Disenchantments [link]

This is how Aaron Shulman's recently published non-fiction historical narrative, The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most…