Dispatch #54 — Hasta la vista, baby

Dispatches #54 - Hasta la Vista, baby

Special Dispatch: Dispatches archive to be housed at Simon Fraser University Library

Dispatches is extremely pleased to announce that the Simon Fraser University Library In Vancouver BC has agreed to host our archive. It couldn’t be a…

Dispatch #53: A Heads Up on What’s Coming Your Way, Dear Readers, in Our Final Week

In response to some circulating scuttlebutt, and also so readers can set some time aside, we want to announce six very special documents that…

Nīnauele me Jim Chapson — Interview by Paul Vogel [link]

"Born in Honolulu in 1944, Jim Chapson attended San Francisco State University and received his MA in 1968. With his partner, the Irish poet James…

Provincialism and the Gentrification of Anglo-American Poetry, Part III [link]

Pat Nolan on a roll: "What MFA writing programs produce is normal unthreatening psychobabble group think politically correct (a very slippery…

Special Dispatch — Announcing Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California

Announcing the upcoming publication: Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California, an anthology of faculty and student writings edited by…

Dispatch #52: Boycott the Poetry Foundation

POETS! It is time to cancel your subscriptions to Poetry Magazine and sever all relations with PoFo, Inc. activities. Please see here Ask the Poetry…

Chicago Tribune on the Poetry Foundation Petition

For other signers of the petition — like poet Michael Boughn, who co-edits Dispatches From the Poetry Wars — this is the latest evidence of the…

New book by Dispatches Editor Kent Johnson [link]

New book by Dispatches Editor Kent Johnson with a stunning cover by the one and only  Michael Basinski Because of Poetry, I Have a Really Big House…

Poetics for the More-than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary

POETICS  FOR THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN WORLD: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary

Dispatch #51: Seven Propositions for the Poetry Foundation

Dear Poetry Foundation, As of today, 4/26/2020, nearly 1,400 poets have signed a petition addressed to you, initiated during this National Poetry…

Dispatch #50 — Ubi es, Poetry Foundation?

  Why so utterly silent, Poetry Foundation? The petition put out by speCt books, pleading with you to turn just a small amount of your $250…

Provincialism and the Gentrification of Anglo-American Poetry, Part II [link]

Duchamp abolished art, Apollinaire abolished punctuation, Joyce abolished the novel, Stein abolished narrative time, Artaud abolished literature, and…

Urgent! Demand that the Poetry Foundation Step Up in the Covid-19 Crisis and Immediately Put Its Capital where Its Poetic Mouth Is

The esteemed poet and translator Jennifer Scappettone has just put out the following urgent petition on her Twitter feed. Dispatches from the Poetry…

Joel Oppenheimer, Marriage Poem

From Ragged Lion Press in England: https://youtu.be/xwwcN4SWkvg

The Trump Plague spreads

Share share share https://youtu.be/bkMwvmJLnc0

David Lehman to Dispatches, 20 February 2020

[Regarding Emily Post-Avant: On the Matter of Who Is Presently the Greatest Living Poet of “America,” and Certain Intriguing Rumors that John Ashbery…

A Great Revolutionary Poet: Ernesto Cardenal (1925-2020) [link]

“Christ led me to Marx,” Father Cardenal said in an interview in 1984. “I don’t think the pope understands Marxism. For me, the four gospels are all…

The Gang in Louisville

Five Legendary Poetic Gentlemen, at Louisville, All of Whom Have Contributed to Dispatches (Photo taken following their panel on the great Robert…

A State of Industrial Grace by Craig Paulenich (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0k7ST-QDco

El Misterio Nadal: A Lost and Rescued Book by Roberto Bolaño, reviewed by Anthony Seidman [link]

“Perhaps a distant inspiration — even unbeknownst to the mysterious sources of this book — is the The Aspern Papers by Henry James. There is the same…

Emergency Appeal for Sotère Torregian

Dispatches received the following appeal from Collin Schuster * * * Sotère Torregian is on the verge of homelessness. Please help and get the word…