Max Jacob — master of the prose poem

Be sure to read Peter Boyle's translations of Max Jacob: A Max Jacob sampler from Dernieres Poèms Max Jacob introduction

When Censorship Is Crowdsourced, by Jonathan Kay (link)

https://quillette.com/2018/09/09/when-censorship-is-crowdsourced

Microreviews Vol. 7

Microreviews, Vol. 7   420 Characters Lou Beach Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ($22.00)   Each prose piece is limited to 420 characters (including…

Hitler’s American Model, by Nathaniel Tarn

I am talking today about a small book by James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale published by Princeton…

Whit Griffin to Dispatches, 7 July 2018

Dear Dispatches, A few weeks ago I was having dinner with Lewis and Sophia Warsh in Boulder. Lewis was in town to teach at Naropa. During dinner…

The Lockout, by Lewis Warsh

Lewis Warsh The Lockout

Welcome to the June 2018 Update of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars

On April 1, the start of National Poetry Month, which, as we pointed out at the time, also happens to be the national day for celebrating lies,…

A Personal Response to a Purloined Audio and the Aura around It, by Murat Nemet-Nejat

I have just read the entirety of the exchanges between Barrett and other poets, particularly Nate, totally absorbed and bemused. Read in one go, a…

The Invisible Reality of the Muses, by Joe Safdie

[Best viewed when downloaded] Safdie complete 2 red    

Parade Exclusions Proudly, by Richard Kostelanetz

As dozens of literary magazines have published poems of mine for fifty years, they have been reprinted in The Young American Poetry (1968), Once…

Microreviews, Vol. 6, by Justice Poeticus

They Knew What They Wanted: Poems and Collages John Ashbery, ed. Mark Polizzotti Rizzoli Electa ($35.00)   Ashbery made poems and collages from…

The Octopus, by Tom Cheetham

Tom Cheetham - The Octopus

A Note on Robert Kelly’s Calls and The Island Cycle, by Tamas Panitz

Tamas Panitz -A note on Robert Kelly's Calls

Bunk’s Bunk—Bill Freind Reviews Kevin Young’s Bunk

​Kevin Young’s Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is certainly timely: we live in an era in which…

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…

Ben Niespodziany interviews Linh Dinh [as published at Neon Pajamas]

  From 1998 to 2010, Vietnamese American author Linh Dinh released six books of poetry, one translation, two collections of short stories, and…

Mušḫuššu; or, the Education of Kanye in the West, by Jared Schickling

Mushussu—translated variously from the Akkadian as reddish snake, fierce snake, splendid serpent—represents the Babylonian god Marduk, protector and…

Criticism or . . . Problematizing?, by DR

Problematizing is rapidly replacing criticism, and even reviewing, as the preferred mode of responding to literary texts, not to mention to visual…