Julien Poirier to Dispatches, 6 December 2018 [on Ms. Emily and Tracey K. Smith]

Dear Dispatches: I like the latest post from Emily and also the new poem by Brad Cran. About the post. I haven't particularly enjoyed the Tracy…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 December 2018 [on the Well-Behaved Laureate, Tracy K. Smith]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen this new micro-interview in The Believer, with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, conducted by…

Zukofsky and Williams, by Tom Sharp (excerpted from The Objectivists) [link]

The extent of the friendship and mutual influence of Louis Zukofsky and William Carlos Williams is not sufficiently known. Williams’ autobiography…

Don’t Be Irreverent – for Sky Gilbert

Brad Cran - Don’t Be Irreverent Also check out Sky Gilbert's blog post, I’m Afraid of ‘Woke People’

Two Poems for David Bromige

[Jacket2 incorrectly dates Bromige's reading of "I am a brainwashed Sudanese poet" as "1990," at a "memorial reading for Robert Duncan."…

Microreviews, Vol. 8

  Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trumps America Maria Isabel Alvarez and Dante Di Stefano New York Quarterly Books ($21.95)  …

Emily Post-Avant, 19 November 2018 [On Kate Colby and Charles Olson]

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I learned about a poet named Charles Olson a couple of years ago in an extension course here at the local college.…

 Emily Post-Avant 17 November 2018 [On Juliana Spahr’s Odd Confusions in the Introduction to Her New Book, Du Bois’s Telegram]

    Dear Emily Post-Avant, I have read the couple of things you’ve written in the past few weeks about the Commune group. I find the…

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan (link)

A look at Charles Olson through the works of Kate Colby, Amanda Cook and Kate Tarlow Morgan at the Gloucester Writers Center:…

Threnody for the Death at the Borders

James Berger - Threnody for the Death at the Borders

BufFfluxus 2018

  BufFfluxus 2018

Emily Post-Avant, 13 November 2018 – [On the Commune Group’s Silence in Face of Comrade Moody’s Teaching Moment]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Thanks for the update about the Commune. Their new magazine looks like other left-liberal publications (albeit with…

The Disturbing Case of Whitman at Southold, Long Island

  With the permission of Dan Molinoff, for his mother, the late Long Island historian Katherine Molinoff, we make available here the pamphlet…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant, 9 November 2018 [on the Commune LLC]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just watched this video about the new Commune journal and clicked around their shop, where they have various items of…

So You Think There Are No Poetry Wars?

On November 1, the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog published the first of a series of posts by its current guest blogger, Brenda Coultas (The Eye in…

Benjamin Zephaniah will not work for ‘oppressors’ as poet laureate (link)

Writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah has ruled himself out of becoming the next poet laureate of England, saying he has "absolutely no interest" in…

New from Dispatches Editions – Hugh Seidman’s Status of the Mourned

Available at Spuyten Duyvil Press   “In Status of the Mourned, the American poet Hugh Seidman pays tribute to poets, love, art, memory, desire,…

Some Assembly Required – Bill Berkson’s Memoir In Pieces (link)

Some Assembly Required Bill Berkson’s Memoir In Pieces When talking about Bill Berkson certain assumptions must be addressed.  That he was a…

Complete archive of Michel Deguy’s PO&SIE now available (link)

The complete archive of PO&SIE is now available on line   Note that Charles Olson’s “The Ring Of” and “I, Maximus of Gloucester to You” are…