Emily Post-Avant, 4 October 2018 [On the Nation and Aldon Nielsen]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see the gentle criticism of your piece on the Nation/Anders Carson-Wee scandal, by Aldon Nielsen, in Plume?…

Emily Post-Avant, 17 September 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant,  I am writing to ask that you explain this horrific letter at Dispatches by “Curious in Canada” whatever his moniker is,…

Emily Post-Avant, 2 September 2018 [On Anthony Madrid’s ring-a-ding-ding H.D. B.S.]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I know this is maybe a little late to ask about, but I am doing a paper for my Lit class (Modern Poetry) on H.D., and I came…

Emily Post-Avant, 23 August 2018 [on Juliana Spahr’s Proposals for Making MFA Programs More “Socialist”]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I came across this article today, by Juliana Spahr, “Building a Better (Socialist) MFA System.” I haven’t had time to…

Emily Post-Avant on “Where Poetry Is Now” [August 15, 2018]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Thought I’d ask what you thought of the new forum at the Paris Review online, “Where Is Poetry Today?”…

Emily Post-Avant, 26 July 2018 — On “How-To,” the Poetry Editors of the Nation, and Poetic Sharks

July 26, 2018 Dear Emily Post-Avant, Everyone in the poetry world seems to be talking about this poem published in the Nation three weeks ago, by the…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 July 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, In a new interview at Jacket2, the poet Marie Buck quotes the ending of one of her favorite poems, “For My Future Children,”…

Emily Post-Avant, 9 June 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am going to be a high school senior (finally!) in New Jersey, and I plan to attend Paterson Community College in 2019. I’d…

Emily Post-Avant [Re: Jennifer Moxley, etc.], 30 April 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen the Harriet post by Jennifer Moxley, published on April 23rd, I believe it was. The piece…

Emily Post-Avant – 11 April 2018

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just saw the photograph of the Paris Review Spring Revel and your commentary about it. I like Dispatches from the…

Emily Post-Avant – 12 April 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just saw the photograph of the Paris Review Spring Revel and your commentary about it. I like Dispatches from the Poetry…

Emily Post-Avant, 30 March 2018 (Pablo Neruda and the Paris Review)

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just read a post on the Paris Review Daily about Pablo Neruda, by someone named Mark Eisner.…

Emily Post-Avant, 20 March 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a friend of David Fenza, who has just been summarily fired as Executive Director of the AWP, after a tenure at the…

Emily Post-Avant, 12 March 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant: I am writing here at the hotel bar with my friends from the writing program at Texas to tell you and the ridiculous site…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 February 2018

Emily Post-Avant: Letters to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, by Poets Seeking Help, Always Diligently Answered by Our Exclusive Columnist of Poetry…

K. Young to Emily Post-Avant, 5 January 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I wanted to write you immediately. I just read your letter today on Heriberto Yepez, and I found myself nodding in agreement.…

Emily Post-Avant, 5 January 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just read this review of Heriberto Yepez’s new book, Transnational Battle Field. Apparently, there is a section in the book…

Emily Post-Avant, 3 January 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am an anarchist poet from Budapest, Hungary, and I write concern interview in Rumpus with the U.S.A. communist poet and…

Emily Post-Avant, 22 December 2017

[Emily Post-Avant is an ongoing column that answers everything you always wanted to know about poetry but were afraid to ask. Write Emily with your…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 December 2017

[Emily Post-Avant is an ongoing column that answers everything you always wanted to know about poetry but were afraid to ask. Write Emily with your…

Emily Post-Avant, 12 December 2017

[Emily Post-Avant is an ongoing column that answers everything you always wanted to know about poetry but were afraid to ask. Write Emily with your…

Dear Emily Post-Avant 4 October 2017 [Column VI]

Dear Emily Post-Avant 4 October 2017 [Column VI]  Dear Emily-Post-Avant, My teacher of Beginning Creative Writing here in Detroit is known as a…

Emily Post-Avant, 25 September 2017

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Could you tell me what happened to Flarf? It was all the rage just a few short years ago and then it just disappeared. I mean,…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 September 2017

Dear Emily Post-Avant: You and your bosses at Dispatches would benefit from more engaged, critical, supportive conversation. Instead of tearing down…

Emily Post-Avant, 13 September 2017

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