AUTO (An OBU Manifesto), by Eileen R. Tabios

AUTO (An OBU Manifesto)   OBU, for English-language poets, is to translate. Then translate the English poem into a different language. Then…

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…

OBU Loves Words, by Susan Schultz

OBU loves words. OBU loves short words, like “bird” and like “sky.” OBU looks to the things themselves for confirmation they still exist, the “bird”…

OBU “Manifesto-to”, by Diane Stevenson

1. Manifesto-to Manifest. To Make much of Many plus a few Manifesto-To manufacture the many from the few To fracture and put back together again To…

A Troubling Update on Allegations of Abuse in the Poetry Field

Massey Abuse Update In November 2017 an anonymous letter was sent to Joseph Massey’s publishers detailing his alleged harassment of several women. In…

Dispatch #32 — “Negativity” & the Book Review

As any reasonably attentive reader of this site knows, Dispatches is all about confronting the deepening climate of cautious politeness, careerist…

Getting Out of the Western Box: Dennis Tedlock’s The Olson Codex, by Ammiel Alcalay (link)

“Like almost everything else of the period, decoding the Mayan language was also part of the Cold War struggle, something Olson instinctively knew…

Trumpet of the Digital Apocalypse, by André Spears

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