The Reluctant Assassin: Reviews and Reflections—The Muse

  It was mid-summer in Dubrovnik.  Giselle and I sat on the terrace of a restaurant overlooking the Adriatic.  The early full moon was…

Non(e)

Bob Arnold -- Non(e) cor

Barrett Watten on his exclusion from the Louisville Conference [link]

"An emergency situation has arisen at this year’s Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in which my participation is being…

Microreviews, Vol. 15

World’d Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins Ed. Kevin Prufer and Robert E. McDonough Cleveland State University Poetry Center ($18.00)…

Burt Kimmelman reviews Hugh Seidman’s Status of the Mourned (Dispatches Editons) [link]

  “Seidman’s greatness as a poet ultimately lies in his capacity to identify with the other. Suffering rivets him. Compassion fails to…

A VERY FULL, LARGE, AND LUMINOUS SPACE”: THE POETRY OF AMANDA BERENGUER [link]

  “ . . . this anthology took more than a decade to compile, and I wasn't initially an editor. I was the translator working with selections…

An Interview with Ben Lerner

In early 1999, I gave a reading at Brown University. As co-executor of the Araki Yasusada writings, I was invited to read from Doubled Flowering,…

“To listen to the songs of black-holes”: On Runa Bandyopadhyay’s Nocturnal Whistle

Peter Valente -- On Nocturnal Whistle by Runa Bandyopadhyay

Poetry Is Movement of Thought in a Visual Field — Runa Bandyopadhyay in conversation with Murat Nemet-Nejat [link]

https://duniyaadaari.com/poetry-is-a-movements-of-thought-in-a-visual-field/?fbclid=IwAR2Vwfst_IbKl5rGr0N6yvSnNjHBM9pE_sUFfhvhr7Thpb4cV2uG4uzsAcg

Michael Mott, Poet

Michael Mott, Poet Michael Mott was one of my dear teachers. I knew him well, in Bowling Green, Ohio, during the later 1980s, and spent memorable…

The Pensive Man 2020 Calendar [link]

A Note about Being on Time The Pensive Man calendar is, as it has to be, all about Time. And it is, though it need not be, a critique of Space. The…

The Reluctant Assassin: The Soap Slides

  Etienne D'Abbatoir -- The Soap Slides

Paul Nelson interviews Red Pine (Bill Porter) [link]

Paul Nelson interviews Red Pine (Bill Porter)    

Paul Nelson interviews Beat nun Mary Norbert Korte [link]

  Paul Nelson interviews Beat nun Mary Norbert Korte

A War Symphony

https://youtu.be/jZjj5y-7e9Q “In their forward march we notice that among the now dispersed ranks are individuals reduced to 乒 [pīng], and 乓 [pāng],…

Three interviews with George Bowering by Paul Nelson [links]

Three interviews with George Bowering by Paul Nelson George Bowering – My Darling Nellie Grey George Bowering 2005 Interview Two Georges: A talk…

Dispatch #46: On phony victimhood and the attempt to suppress debate

If anyone needed proof that Barrett Watten doesn’t get it, all they’d have to do would be to read the self-serving screed currently posted on his…

The Reluctant Assassin: Drinking Célan’s Black Milk

  Etienne D'Abbatoir--Drinking Cělan's Black Milk

Devotion, Labor, Utopia: The Poetry of Joe Hall

Fitz Fitzgerald -- Joe Hall review

Barrett Watten responds to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars [link]

“There is a larger question, here, of the relation between “principle” and “antagonism,” and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is at the center of that…

Dispatch #45: On the Attempt to Exclude Barrett Watten from the 2020 “20th Century Literature Conference” in Louisville

The following extraordinary document came to us yesterday. It is now making the rounds on the internet. Petition for the Removal of Barrett Watten…

Overlooked: A Baker’s Dozen of Noteworthy Collections Left Out of the “Best Poetry Books of 2019” Lists

  Woodlanders, Bob Arnold, Longhouse World’d Too Much, Russell Atkins, Cleveland State University Poetry Center Materia Prima, Amanda…