The Barrett Watten / Nathaniel Mackey Encounter

  The first part of this extended Dispatches feature is an excerpt from a long exchange that took place on Barrett Watten’s Facebook page, May 8-11,…

A review of Francis Levy’s Tombstone — Not A Western, by Evan Harris (link)

"Mr. Levy’s project is an earnest and driven seeking. All those jokes are mined as fuel to keep the inquiry moving forward. Those who are there —…

Dispatches Welcomes Rasula and Poirier as Contributing Editors

Dispatches s pleased to announce that Jed Rasula and Julien Poirier have signed on to Dispatches as Contributing Editors. Jed Rasula is a poet and…

Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Beat Poet and Author, Dies at 87 (link)

“When Bob and I were first together, he had three things he would say,” Ms Hawkins said. “One of them was ‘I’ll never live in a house with a woman…

Emergency Dispatch on Zionist Violence, by Ammiel Alcalay

This statement was sent to me by Khaled Furani, professor of Anthropology at Tel Aviv University, a dear friend of mine and of the late Benjamin…

Finally . . . what took you so long, PoFo?

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, which was the first and only poetry venue to come to the insistent defense of the martyr Liu Xiaobo, and of his…

Dispatches welcomes Byrd, DuPlessis, and Kalamaras to its editorial crew

Dispatches is extremely pleased to announce that Don Byrd, Rachel DuPlessis, and George Kalamaras have signed on as Dispatches Contributing Editors.…

Dispatches Welcomes Five New Contributing Editors

We announced a few days ago that poetry legends Anne Waldman and Nathaniel Tarn have joined as Contributing Editors to Dispatches from the Poetry…

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 15 May, 2018 – Battle Prep Rattles Po Markets

News of war preparations by an (un)Named Mexican Cartel (the linguistic white noise machine formerly known as Herb Yeeps) in collaboration with…

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Nathaniel Tarn joins Dispatches

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Tarn has joined its ranks as a Contributing Editor. Welcome, Nathaniel.

Emergency Dispatch – Dareen Tatour Update (link)

Israel Convicts A Palestinian Poet, NYC Writers Gather In Solidarity "ON THURSDAY Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour was convicted by an…

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 9 May 2018

Poetry Industry Gets Financial Boost; Market Turmoil Continues Frontier Poetry Logistics, Inc. has announced a $3000.00 Poetry Industry Prize in an…

Anne Waldman joins Dispatches

Dispatches is extremely pleased to announce that poet extrordinaire, Anne Waldman, has joined the Dispatches crew as a Contributing Editor. Welcome,…

New at Adjunct Press – Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (link)

Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (1990-2014). Translated by Friends of Nao, 2018 Xu Lizhi’s poems emerged amid the media coverage of workers at Chinese…

Michael Boughn on Garry Thomas Morse (link)

"Garry Thomas Morse is the poet Canada has been waiting for, even if it doesn’t know it yet. At last we can claim a writer of truly trans-national…

Paul Nelson on Sam Hamill (link)

"When I started getting more interested in poetry, early 90s (which does not seem like such a long time ago) I’d heard rumors about this curmudgeon…

Noticings from the Field: A New Feature at DPW

With the two features linked here, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is pleased to announce that both Keith Tuma (writing from Oxford, Ohio) and Dodman…

Sam Hamill, 1943-2018

Dispatches will be honouring Sam Hamill over the next few weeks by publishing essays and poetry by the venerable founder of Copper Canyon Press and…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 21 April 2018

Trumpist NEA to the Poetry CommunityTM: Immigrants Keep Out of American Poetry   As controversy raged over Robert Mueller’s continuing…

Defend Poet Allan Monga against the Trumpist NEA

This extraordinary case has been all over the national and international news for close to a week now. All the major television outlets have…

A Brief Reply to an Apparently Open Query

A Brief Reply to an Apparently Open Query That Concludes an Essay on New Radical Poetry in the U.S. and UK, by Joe Luna (“Unanswerable Questions,” in…

A Spring Revel

Dear Readers of DPW: Take a close look at the above photograph, taken a couple days back, at the Paris Review's "2018 Spring Revel." It is…