4 Poems

Toby Olson - 4 poems

The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Andrew Levy - The Narcissism of Minor Differences

A Reading of Whitman

Unsettling Walt Whitman   The disturbing poem that follows is based on troubling and little-discussed reports about the younger Walt Whitman,…

Emily Post-Avant, 30 October 2018 — On the Paris Review “RX Column” and Poet Ad Agencies, 10/30/2018

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a poet from Johannesburg, a student for the past five years in the United States. My dissertation, which doesn’t…

The World Is Not Ro(t)und #4

Sancho - The World Is Not Round 4

Dear Emily Post-Avant, October 25, 2018: To La Flâneuse, on the Topic of Ruth Lilly’s Vanished Experimental Work and the Plot to Destroy US Poetry

Dear Emily, Sorry to hear about your accident. I’m glad you’re not dead, and hope you feel better. And thank you for your reply to my recent query…

What Whim Has Wrought: An Interview about Dispatches from the Poetry Wars with Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson conducted by Steven Manuel (link)

What Whim Has Wrought: An Interview about Dispatches from the Poetry Wars with Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson conducted by Steven Manuel

Emily Post-Avant: Réponse à La Flâneuse, Regarding the Anxiety Caused to Many by the Term “Poetry Wars,” 10/17/2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, As much as I think that the new Dispatches home page—warrior donkey + poets in gas masks—is a charming improvement that well…

Dispatch #40 – Mythtory, complexity, & the Carlson-Wee/Nation affair

Myth is often presented as some long gone mode of fantasizing explanations for the inexplicable and dismissed as meaningless, especially when…

A Review of An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson

  (Peter Anastas and Vincent Ferrini at Charles Olson’s apartment, 28 Fort Square, Gloucester, January 1970; photograph by Charles Lowe, Gloucester…

Despatj Expurtamentalus Frum Bubbalin’ Dabalern Tewn

By Kolden Karkrashium No, the Irish were slaves. We are the world's most oppressed race of victims in the history of humanity to have ever been…

Dispatches Fall 2018 Update

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is back after a somnolent summer of whimsy and digressive delight. We swam and fished, wrote poetry and stared…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 October 2018 [On the Nation and Aldon Nielsen]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see the gentle criticism of your piece on the Nation/Anders Carson-Wee scandal, by Aldon Nielsen, in Plume?…

Dispatches Fall Update contents

Poetry Andres Ajens— Elogio a Jessica Sequeira Ammiel Alcalay – Democracy in Action Omar al-Nakib –  Elahi Sure The Blunt Research Group—Good Night…

Poetry as Politics III

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Omar Al-Nakib to Dispatches, 18 August 2018

Dear Dispatches, Negative on the rain, and how I wish otherwise. Kuwait during summer goes head-to-head with Death Valley as hottest place on earth.…

White Mischief Redux, by Aldon Nielsen (link)

https://plumepoetry.com/2018/09/aldon-nielsen-white-mischief-redux/

“Imaginary Iconology” – a Tarot methodology

A method of reading the Tarot de Marseille deck has been developed by Enrique Enriquez, an artist originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but…

Auto-da-fé

Filmmaker Russell Richardson notes: "The arabic script / Persian sufi quotation beneath the opening title is by Rumi and means (approximately) ‘We…

Democracy in Action

After all this high drama it’s quite a relief to see that the lifers & the choicers can all agree on one principle: the absolute necessity of…

Dispatches Editor Ammiel Alcalay reviews Edward Sanders’ Investigative Poetry & Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy (link)

"The coincidental publication of Broken Glory, with its extraordinary illustrations by veteran cartoonist Rick Veitch, and a new edition of the long…