Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China

 Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China 

Dispatches chastises Ron Silliman (sort of) re: VIDA & Numbers

It’s famously hard to judge tone in email, but sometimes… well, sometimes you can just sort of feel it. And Ron Silliman’s tone, in his short,…

New at Dispatches on September 1

Front page: Office Dispatch #2 – Empire and the end of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars Bridget Fontaine at Areski – Ma Rue 1974, selected by andrew…

A reply to ******* ***** on the matter of The Poetry Foundation

[Note: A very prominent, controversial poet and critic, who has contributed poems to Dispatches, wrote us thoughtfully to take issue with our claim…

Dispatches to Lucas Klein, 10 August 2016

 Dear Lucas, Thank you for your honest letter. As you know, I have--like many--mightily respected your presence as a scholar, translator, and…

Dispatches to Lucas Klein, 30 August 2016

Lucas,  Thanks for writing once again. We appreciate your willingness to continue the exchange. We would like to make some brief and hopefully…

Dispatches to Donald Wellman, 16 September 2016

  Don – Thanks for your letter to Dispatches and for your attention to the ongoing conversation about the attitude of artists and writers…

Dispatches to Julien Poirier (see below), 19 August 2016

Dear Julien Poirier, Thank you for writing. We appreciate and understand the points you highlight about the font in the Ashbery and LeGaillard…

Found poem

From an AP News report, July 21, 2016 --Words from hospital bed, by 47-year-old African-American Charles Kinsey, a therapist who cares for people…

intent. 1.3 Fall 1989 (For the Sexes issue)

From the spring of 1989 until he was physically no longer able to work in 1991, John Clarke edited 10 issues of intent. newsletter of talk, thinking,…

Flarf to Dispatches, 3 April 2016

Take this site down before we sue. – the Flarf Collective

INFRAREALIST MANIFESTO (1975)

WHAT DO WE PROPOSE? TO NOT MAKE WRITING A PROFESSION TO SHOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ART AND THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO IT TO DEAL WITH “INSIGNIFICANT…

UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #2

What is the difference between an acolyte of Olson and an acolyte of Creeley?

UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #1

Who turned Robert Creeley into Robert Frost? And how? And why? I know, that's three uncomfortable questions. But uncomfortable questions are like…