China poster

  Smash the old poetry and build a new world of Post-Avant Thought with Attack of the Difficult Poems as an…

Pobiz Stock Update, 29 February 2016–Kiphart promises to cut the poetry fat at PoFo, Inc.

Activity rose sharply this past week in subprime sectors of Culture Industry markets. The spike, fueled by bids on Poetry Foundation (PoFo, Inc.)…

Letter to PEN American Center

LETTER TO PEN AMERICAN CENTER Dear Suzanne Nossel and László Jakab Orsós, It was with great disappointment that we noticed the Israeli government's…

Dispatch #5

AWP: WE WELCOME ALL POETRY FOR SALE, ACADEMICALLY IMPANELED AND IMPALED

Dispatch # 7

It has been brought to our attention that certain readers find Dispatches from the Poetry Wars to be "ugh, embarrassing because “unlike Olson’s and…

Dispatch #8

The Poetry Foundation, which a few years ago tried to incarcerate a number of peaceful, civil disobedient poet-protesters at its new $23 million…

Dispatch #9

Michael Lista interview on the Canadian poetry wars over moral responsibility versus lust for prize money: "As I wrote in the piece, my bet was that…

Dispatch #6 — PoFo, Inc. Security Slab

An actual remote-controlled Security Slab at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. The photo of the Slab is by William Fuller. The photoshopped…

Poetry Foundation dolzhna byt’ natsionalizirovana!!

"The Poetry Foundation must be nationalized. "

An Announcement

Extending its newly begun mission to implacably confront all manner of poetic institutionalization and careerism, Dispatches from the Poetry…

Dispatch #12: Mayday

Muy feliz 1 de mayo, poetas gringos.Y muerte al arribismo en la poesía.                     …

Dispatch #13

Dispatches finds it interesting that certain scholars would dismiss Benjamin Hollander's new collection of Letters to Olson sight unseen based…

Dispatch #18 – avant-garde support for Chinese state repression of writers and artists

In case anyone was wondering why LangPo and satellite folks don't speak out on behalf of imprisoned writers and artists in China, check out this link…

Uncomfortable question #3

Why won't the administrators of the "feminist and postcolonial  critiques of Charles Olson acknowledge the responses to their critiques? When…

International Dispatch #1 – André Spears on Iran

Salam, Dispatches –   So, we are back stateside. Been not yet two days, feels like 24.   Our trip was incredibly eye-opening. Iran is a…

Emergency dispatch #3

Urgent Event TONIGHT! Belladonna* Collaborative joins Tamaas and 

Dispatch #16 – what is called a poetry war

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that there is resistance to the idea of “war” in certain circles Dispatches considers as friends. “I don’t…

Dispatch #1

It seems almost fashionable these days for various poetry spokespeople to assert – without question – quote – THE POETRY WARS ARE OVER – end quote.…

Dispatch # 17 – Resist, My People, Resist Them, by Dareen Tatour

The following poem by Dareen Tatour, a 33 year-old Palestinian poet, has been deemed subversive by the government of Israel. As a consequence, and…

Dispatch #19 – two important links from Ammiel Alcalay

Here are two important links that i’d love to see at Dispatches - one about the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, sentenced to 8 years & 800 lashes…

Dispatch #21 – ‘I Am a Human Being’: A visit with Dareen Tatour

  http://mondoweiss.net/2016/07/visit-dareen-tatour/    

PoBiz Stock index update, 31 October 2016 – Canlit Civil Strife Undermines Value of Commercial Poetry Product

Shares in Creative Writing & MFA, Inc. fluctuated wildly on North American markets, causing a sharp drop in the valuation of the Commercial…

But State-sponsored Trips for Tight-lipped U.S. Avant-Garde Poets are Still on Tap

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/china-lawyer-for-ai-weiwei-jailed-for-12-years-in-severe-retaliation

Poetry Is (speaking portraits), by George Quasha

Check out George Quasha's Vimeo series, Poetry Is (speaking portraits https://vimeo.com/129744982