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…

The Reluctant Assassin — Latinesque

Etienne D'Abattoir -- Latinesque

A Portfolio of Typewriter Art by Frank Singleton

All the pieces in this gallery were created with a manual typewriter using a variety of colored ribbons. [Click on an image to enlarge it.]……

Dowsing Axis

[To view the virtual book, click on the thumbnail below.]     [PDFs are best viewed when downloaded. To download the book, click on the…

I don’t really care, do U?

James Cook -- I don't really care

William Barr’s monument to ego and power [link]

"I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily…

Some Longer Poems about WWII

"I’m going to argue later in this essay that many of the best poems about the Second World War were long poems unresponsive to the needs of both…

Emily Post-Avant on the Firing of David Fenza, former President of the AWP

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a student at a small Bible college in Iowa where I am learning how to write poetry. I am a bit of a rebel and…

Literature, Capital, Catapult, and The Kochs: A Dialogue Hilary Plum & Lucy Biederman [link]

More voices raised against the incursions of corporate money and influence in the world of poetry. "So let’s name it! This evil, this money, the Koch…

3 Objects from Soft Zipper

  George Bowering - 3 Objects from Soft Zipper

A painting in the Prado (Becoming inside Velazquez)

Peter Boyle - Painting in the Prado November version Read Peter Boyle's latest book, Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness

The Radical Feminism of Runa Bandyopadhyay’s English Syntax

"The elusive, 'distant' signals traced in Nocturnal Whistle echo the fading and partly erased centuries-old Buddhist images of wall-paintings and…

Call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions

  We call on academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria by boycotting Turkish…

The Writing of Carolee Schneemann

"Carolee Schneemann has been putting her body on the line for over thirty years in art. The line is that “threshold of consciousness” where, as…

On Valencia Street: Poems & Ephemera By Jack Micheline, reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan

  "Micheline died as committed as ever to living his art day-by-day, hour-by-hour, no holds barred. As with his poems and visual art, little…