The Strange & Amazing Infection

Jared Schickling - The Strange and Amazing InfectionThe Strange & Amazing Infection

The Trump Plague spreads

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I Dreamt Us Having A Pure Son and Father Moment [link]

A reversed perspective of Kent Johnson’s “I Dreamt Us Having A Pure Father and Son Moment” I Dreamt Us Having A Pure Son and Father Moment

March 19 — Poem for Iraq

Elliott Colla - March 19—poem for Iraq

Whose gods are we?

Whose gods are we

Emily Post-Avant on the San Antonio 2020 AWP, Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, even as a Worse Virus Runs Rampant in the Poetry Field, 3/4/2020

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am in the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin, and I have an urgent question, which is actually a question I…

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…

Cosmic Weather, by Anthony Seidman

"The great Kenneth Koch once wrote an imaginary anthology titled Some South American Poets, even though most of them didn’t sound (intentionally or…

Dispatch #49: Letter to a Student at Wayne State University

Dear *******, We appreciate your detailed letter. We don't doubt many of the people involved in this latest iteration of Poetry Cancel Culture are…

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…

Poem for Donald Trump’s Acquittal, by Kent Johnson [link]

HI THERE, MADID, I’m an American poet, twentyish, early to mid-thirtyish, fortyish to seventyish, I’ve had poems on the Poets Against the War…

Dispatch #48 — Despicable Us

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that certain Players in the Authorized Poetry Zones have taken to calling us despicable following our…

Emily Post-Avant on Commune Magazine, Rape Charges, and Sending the Bourgeois Family to the Dustbin of History, 1/24/2020

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Happy New Year from Brooklyn. I’m a Brooklyn DSA-er and I wonder if you’ve heard of the controversy surrounding…

from Diminishing

Allison Nicole - diminishing Chapter 5

13 from Luminous Scraps — A Book of Collage

Welcome How the Eye Sess Principles of Operation…

“Pantoum of Endless War”

Elliott Colla -- Pantoum of the Endless War

Remembering Abbie Hoffman [link]

"Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) was one of the most well-known and influential American activists of the late 2"}}0th century. He dedicated his life to…

Peter Anastas, 1937-2019

Didpastches mourns the loss of our friend, the writer, Peter Anastas who passed on December 27, 2019. For an account of Peter's life, here is a link…

Brecht: Odi et Amo, 1929—a version

WEINER-Brecht-Odi et Amo (2)

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…

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…

Burt Kimmelman to Dispatches, 20 December 2019 [on the Watten Exorcism]

I suppose, according to the logic being assailed in the latest Dispatches “editorial,” the Louisville conference ought to ban any papers on Ezra…

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…