New searchable data base at Maud/Olson library

 Dispatches has just gotten word from the Maud /Olson library that the “database” to the collection is now searchable online & is linked to the…

Dispatch #35 – Irregular poetical rules & agita

--"That's not a regular rule: you invented it just now." "It's the oldest rule in the book," said the King. "Then it ought to be Number One," said…

A Guest Open Letter on Abuse and Complicit Silence in the Poetry Field

Why have the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, Omnidawn, PennSound, Wave Books, and Wesleyan…

Dispatch #34 – Barry Goes Ballistic, or, How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot while Accusing Others of Racism

Recently, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars posted a long exchange between Barrett Watten and Nathaniel Mackey. The post included salvaged texts from a…

Dispatch #33 – When personal is political

Dispatches is aware of the criticism circulating on social media regarding its posting of the Nathaniel Mackey/Barrett Watten Exchange. The primary…

Dispatches to Barret Watten, 24 May 2018

In the light of Barrett Watten's recent Blog post (25 May 2018) which attacks Nathaniel Mackey and Dispatches co-editor Kent Johnson with a barrage…

Dispatches welcome Linh Dinh

Dispatches is extremely pleased to announce that Linh Dinh, poet and photographer extraordinaire, has joined our Contributing Editors. We are…

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…