On Milwaukee’s James Liddy

“Following up on Kent’s excellent account of the Chapson/Liddy scene in Milwaukee during the 1980s, I’ve been asked by the editors of Dispatches to…

The Interstices of Poetry Wars

The interstices of poetry wars

Some Key Books . ..

Some Key Books for Dispatches

A Note on the Novels of David Meltzer

Garrett Caples on Fiction by David Meltzer for Dispatches

A Look Back: David’s Copy, A Celebration

Meltzer_Review Ballard for DISPATCHES

Light Reading by Stephan Delbos, reviewed by Anton Romanenko

Anton Romanenko - Light Reading essay AR


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At the Threshold of Another – A Reading of Tamas Panitz’s Invisible Marches

[Click the thumbnail to view the virtual book]     Threshold Of Another   Read Tamas Pantiz's invisible marches.

Poetry Today, Austerity Measures and the Reign of Verisimilitude.

Yannis Livadis - Poetry Today, Austerity Measures and the Reign of Verisimilitude.

New Testament Air Drop

I plan to crowd source a big purchase of New Testaments.  Thousands of them - in compact print editions.  They’re to be night-dropped by glider into…

International Interactive Infusion

Runa Bandyopadhyay- International Interactive Infusion-compressed

Notes on the Total Music

Peter Valente — 3 Essays, on Total Music, Cecil Taylor, & Clark Coolidge

The Body Is a House

Kate Tarlow Morgan — The Body Is a House

A Big Work Presented to All: An Interview with George Bowering and George Stanley (part 1) [link]

"Lyric poetry has been getting a bad name in the past decade or two, at least among the poets and critics I like to hang with. I take part in the…

Garrett Phelps reviews Amanda Berenguer’s Materia Prima [link]

“Most striking about Berenguer’s poetry is its sheer constructedness, which is as flagrant as those exposed brick interiors with a grid of metal…

A Friend to the Infinite — a review of Materia Prima by Amanda Berenguer

  John Bradley -- Materia Prima review Materia Prima at Ugly Duckling Press

Translation/Antitranslation/Culture/Multiculture — Some contradictions?

This essay first appeared in Talking Poetics from the Naropa Institute. Ed. Anne Waldman and Marilyn Webb (Shambhala,1978).   Tarn - Translation…

Is there, currently, an American poetry?

This essay was in response to the question, "Is there, currently, an American poetry," presented to a symposium in American Poetry 4.2 (Winter……

Child as Father to the Man in the American Uni-Verse

This essay first appeared in American Poetry 1.2 (1984)   Tarn - Child as Father to the Man (1984) red

Microreviews, Vol. 10

The New Nudity Hadara Bar-Nadav Saturnalia Books ($16.00) Poem as riddle as object as truthiness: “Who holds a pen and lies.”  A poet? * The Milk…

The Dialogics of Will Alexander & Heller Levinson, Part 2 (link)

"A major reason why I rail against banal first person narrative poetry, which is so rampant these days, is that it is not what is called for.…