A review of Dispatches Contributing Editor, Anthony Seidman’s new translation [link]

Dispatches Contributing Editor, Anthony Seidman's translation of Facundo Bernal’s A Stab in the Dark has been reviewed at The Los Angeles Review of…

Susan M. Schultz joins Dispatches’ Contributing Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is extremely pleased to welcome Susan Schultz, editor of Tinfish, to it's list of distinguished contributing……

Mark Scroggins, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, & Joe Amato Join Contributing Editors at Dispatches

Dispatches is extremely happy to announce that Mark Scroggins, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, and Joe Amato have joined the list of contributing editors…

Dispatch #42 – On Linh Dinh’s duplicitous, hateful rhetoric

Dispatch #42 – On Linh Dinh’s duplicitous, hateful rhetoric

Dead Poets on the Ouija Board

dispatches Dead Poet Bumpers (1)

Materia Prima, by Amanda Berenguer (link)

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is pleased to announce the publication of Materia Prima by Amanda Berenguer edited by Kristin Dykstra and Dispatches'…

Burt Kimmelman and Pierre Joris Join Dispatches’ Contributing Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is deeply pleased to announce that Burt Kimmelman and Pierre Joris have joined its prestigious list of Contributing…

Rasula Joins Dispatches Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is extremely pleased to announce that Jed Rasula has joined its Editorial Board.

Help Sotère Torregian

Dear Friends, Please chip in to help out the poet, Sotère Torregian tackle a host of medical expenses. Sotère is bedridden, having trouble getting…

Bill & Lou, Part II The Descent of Winter By Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) (Link)

‘Louis Zukofsky took Ezra Pound’s suggestion to edit The Descent of Winter by William Carlos Williams for “Exile 4”. Williams began the sequence “on…

Dispatch #41: An Informational (but Ethical) Note on the Poetry Foundation’s Leadership Team

Dispatches, during its annual address to the Augean Stables of the Professional Poetry Industry, stumbled upon a shocking bit of information as we…

How the CIA Helped Shaped American Creative Writing (link)

“The Iowa Writer’s Workshop “emerged in the 1930s and powerfully influenced the creative-writing programs that followed,” Bennett explains. “More…

Po-Biz Stock Index Update, 12 December 2018 [POC VIP PO Inc. Stocks Rocket after Kevin Young Appears on Front Page of NYT Business Section]

Poetry stocks, which had returned lackluster overall results over the past two quarters (partly due to chronic plagiarism rumors—see PoBiz Stock…

Reply from Dispatches to Julien Poirier, 12/6/2018

Hi, Julien. Thanks for your letter. As we have often said, we love getting critiques, and not least from folks like you who are on our editorial…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 7 December 2018—Feds Take Down Rogue Poetry Plagiarist in Daring Café Raid

PoBiz stock markets rebounded sharply today on news that the Federal Poetry Police (FPP) had apprehended master Po-thief, Amy Poole. Her poem, “Gun…

Zukofsky and Williams, by Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) [link]

The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography…

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan (link)

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan at the Gloucester Writers Center:…

The Disturbing Case of Whitman at Southold, Long Island

  With the permission of Dan Molinoff, for his mother, the late Long Island historian Katherine Molinoff, we make available here the pamphlet…

So You Think There Are No Poetry Wars?

On November 1, the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog published the first of a series of posts by its current guest blogger, Brenda Coultas (The Eye in…

Benjamin Zephaniah will not work for ‘oppressors’ as poet laureate (link)

Writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah has ruled himself out of becoming the next poet laureate of England, saying he has "absolutely no interest" in…