Emily Post-Avant, On Anthony Madrid Throwing Some Dark Shade at Her in the Paris Review Daily, 12/11/19

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Have you seen the latest Paris Review Daily post by Anthony Madrid, whom you gently teased in your post of November…

Emily Post-Avant: On the “After Post-Marxism” Conference at Berkeley, 12/9/19

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a first-year English PhD student at UC Berkeley. I was curious whether you’ve heard of the “After Post-Marxism”…

Emily Post-Avant: On an Insulting Remark by Charles Bernstein at Best American Poetry about Kent Johnson, 12/6/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, We are a grad student in English at the U of Pennsylvania, so we earnestly request you not reveal our name to anyone,…

Emily Post-Avant: Responds to a Sarcastic Letter from the Leonel Rugama Poetry Dream Brigade, 11/30/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So you see how this works, we hope? The outsiders, the satirists, the rebels, they all get sucked inside the approved…

Emily Post-Avant: On Anthony Madrid, Borges, Scary Coins, Spanish Grammar, Homophones, Religious Semiotics, Fictional Hermeneutics, and Pessoa, 11/21/19

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So I know you have written about Anthony Madrid before. I know you think he’s a cool poet. But you’ve also given him…

Emily Post-Avant on the Firing of David Fenza, former President of the AWP

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a student at a small Bible college in Iowa where I am learning how to write poetry. I am a bit of a rebel and…

Emily Post-Avant: On the Astro Poets’ Recent Downward Crash through the Glass Ceiling of Stars, 11/5/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see this? A Deal With Airbnb Turned Retrograde for These Astrologers My communist astrologer friends on…

Emily Post-Avant, on the New Waffle House Poet Laureate and Things to Come

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was just wondering what you thought about the Waffle House chain appointing its own Poet Laureate.…

Emily Post-Avant on Kent Johnson’s Best American Poetry poem at the Best American Poetry, 9/4/2017

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, So, Kent Johnson is now whining about never getting a poem into the New American Poetry, or worse, getting a poem of…

Emily Post-Avant, on What One of Her Dispatches Editors Said, 8/14/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see what Kent Johnson, one of the Editors of Dispatches, said about Asian-American poets? May I suggest you…

Emily Post-Avant, 12 August 2019 [On the Bob Hicok vs. Timothy Yu Thing]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, So you obviously have to say something about the Bob Hicok vs. Timothy Yu thing! Hicok:…

Emily Post-Avant: On the Poet-Laureate Kerfuffle in New Hampshire, 7/22/2019 ** [see update note at end]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I assume you have seen the news on this Poet Laureate of New Hampshire spat. If not, check this out: Who Gets to Be…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant responds to Kristin Prevallet

  Dear Ms. Prevallet, I am writing this with a nine-tab wad of Nicorette in my mouth. It’s like a huge plug of chewing tobacco and tastes about…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant, 1 July 2019 [on the Garrulous Therapists of the Paris Review “Poetry RX” Mental Health Office]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I’m sure you’ve seen the Paris Review “Poetry RX” column, where various poets take turns playing counselors for people…

Emily Post-Avant, on Frank Sherlock’s Skinhead Past and the New Po-Police Zombies, May 1, 2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Me and my friends in the program here at Temple were wondering what your “position” is on Frank Sherlock having been…

Emily Post-Avant, re: the Miseries of Poetry and the Impossible Desert Bookstore of the Atacama Desert, 3/3/2019

Dear Emily, In a recent trip to Northern Chile, subsequent to an archaeologists’ conference at the University of Santiago, I came across a small…

Emily Post-Avant on Joshua Clover’s Call for Killing Cops and the Crazy Case of Being a Commie Narc, March 3, 2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a student at UC-Davis, where three semesters past I took an English class with Professor and poet Joshua Clover.…

Emily Post-Avant, 25 February 2019 [on Aesthetic Justice and White Privilege]

  Dear Ms. Emily: I am a grad student at Peoria Tech doing a joint PhD in English and Engineering. Some people find that strange, I know, but I…

Emily Post-Avant on Forgery and Other Stuff, 28 January 2019

Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a famous – some would say infamous – writer with a problem. I hope you can help me. I mostly write in the genre of…

Emily Post-Avant, December 13, 2018 [Re: Harmony Holiday on Amiri Baraka and the Current Dispensations of American Poetry]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, What's with Harmony Holiday just now discovering Amiri Baraka went to Cuba? She hadn't ever realized he never wore the same…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 December 2018 [on the Well-Behaved Laureate, Tracy K. Smith]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen this new micro-interview in The Believer, with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, conducted by…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 November 2018 [On Kate Colby and Charles Olson]

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I learned about a poet named Charles Olson a couple of years ago in an extension course here at the local college.…

 Emily Post-Avant 17 November 2018 [On Juliana Spahr’s Odd Confusions in the Introduction to Her New Book, Du Bois’s Telegram]

    Dear Emily Post-Avant, I have read the couple of things you’ve written in the past few weeks about the Commune group. I find the…

Emily Post-Avant, 13 November 2018 – [On the Commune Group’s Silence in Face of Comrade Moody’s Teaching Moment]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Thanks for the update about the Commune. Their new magazine looks like other left-liberal publications (albeit with…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant, 9 November 2018 [on the Commune LLC]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just watched this video about the new Commune journal and clicked around their shop, where they have various items of…