An extract from A Life of Olson, & a Sequence of Glyphs on his Life, Work, & Times

Dispatches Editions and Spuyten Duyvil Press are delighted to announce the imminent publication of the new biography of Charles Olson, A Life of…

Joanne — A novel from the inside out

Dispatches is pleased to present this document by Joanne Kyger — Joanne, a novel from the inside out, first published by Angel Hair Press in 1970.…

Special Dispatch: Dispatches archive to be housed at Simon Fraser University Library

Dispatches is extremely pleased to announce that the Simon Fraser University Library In Vancouver BC has agreed to host our archive. It couldn’t be a…

Shelter in Poems

Joe Safdie - shelter in poems

Dispatch #53: A Heads Up on What’s Coming Your Way, Dear Readers, in Our Final Week

In response to some circulating scuttlebutt, and also so readers can set some time aside, we want to announce six very special documents that…

Thinking of You

“Throats’ blessures a-clotting through planar and lunar and glandular sophists in the market for grain. What? Unvoiceable traffic plaques the ruining…

Special Dispatch — Announcing Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California

Announcing the upcoming publication: Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California, an anthology of faculty and student writings edited by…

Dispatch #52: Boycott the Poetry Foundation

POETS! It is time to cancel your subscriptions to Poetry Magazine and sever all relations with PoFo, Inc. activities. Please see here Ask the Poetry…

Poetics for the More-than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary

POETICS  FOR THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN WORLD: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary

Dispatch #51: Seven Propositions for the Poetry Foundation

Dear Poetry Foundation, As of today, 4/26/2020, nearly 1,400 poets have signed a petition addressed to you, initiated during this National Poetry…

Dispatch #50 — Ubi es, Poetry Foundation?

  Why so utterly silent, Poetry Foundation? The petition put out by speCt books, pleading with you to turn just a small amount of your $250…

Urgent! Demand that the Poetry Foundation Step Up in the Covid-19 Crisis and Immediately Put Its Capital where Its Poetic Mouth Is

The esteemed poet and translator Jennifer Scappettone has just put out the following urgent petition on her Twitter feed. Dispatches from the Poetry…

Emily Post-Avant: Her Final Posting for Dispatches– “Postcard from a Dying Poet” 4/9/20

  Postcard from a Dying Poet —for my friend, Étienne D’Abattoir   Many years ago, about a year before he died, I received a postcard from a…

A Letter and Poem to Dispatches on the Current Crisis, from Elliott Colla, Director of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Dear Dispatches Apologies for how long it’s taken me to reply for real. The truth is, I’ve been overwhelmed by the shitstorm we’re heading into. I’m…

Review of Rosemary Manno’s Marseille

Rosemary Manno_Marseille_Julien Poirier

The Strange & Amazing Infection

Jade M Steele - The Strange and 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…