Emergency Dispatch — Ninth Friday

As events unfold in Algeria, Dispatches would like to alert our readers to an important new book that traces, through the friendship of Albert Camus…

The Thought Project – Episode 51 – Interview with Ammiel Alcalay [link to Sound Cloud]

The Thought Project - Episode 51 - Interview with Ammiel Alcalay

Dispatch #44 — A Note on Forrest Gander’s Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

  Forrest Gander has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 2019, for his book Be With. He has been a contributor to Dispatches from…

Special AWP Dispatch — AWPed Out

Portland was wonderful, as usual, but the AWP was miserable. First the enjoyable part--Portland has good food. We found a small boulangerie downtown…

A Stab in the Dark The Milestone Poetry Collection of Border Region Literature by Facundo Bernal/Translated by Anthony Seidman [link]

Bernal has a keen eye and a smart mouth, and this combination provides many satisfactions. Without detracting from Bernal’s book, it’s fair to say…

Dispatches Editor Helps to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Dispatches Editor Kent Johnson is currently in Puerto Rico where, instead of handing our paper towels, he is helping to rebuild homes damaged by the…

Microreviews, Vol. 10

The New Nudity Hadara Bar-Nadav Saturnalia Books ($16.00) Poem as riddle as object as truthiness: “Who holds a pen and lies.”  A poet? * The Milk…

Interview with Dispatches Co-Editor, Michael Boughn by Rob McLennan at Touch the Donkey (link)

"Think of the poem as a step transformer in a cosmos that radiates energy at an infinite number of vibratory intensities. The poem receives…

Emily Post-Avant on Joshua Clover’s Call for Killing Cops and the Crazy Case of Being a Commie Narc, March 3, 2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a student at UC-Davis, where three semesters past I took an English class with Professor and poet Joshua Clover.…

2 Poems

William Heyen - 2 poems

Weather as Far

  Tyrone Williams - Weather As Far

Notes from Underground – Ethnopoetics : Somapoetics

David Rose - Notes Ethnopoetics

Fun with der Alt Right: Updated, by Steven Augustine (link)

"It happens not infrequently that I’ll casually pop over to a progressive site,  to read an article and express an opinion,  and suddenly find myself…

Dearest Perusers of Poetry Wars & their Dispatches:

So what shall we, in this strange topsy winter, say? That froze in these vortices Dispatches still doth increase day by day? Aye, the days of Trump…

Contents, Dispatches Winter 2018/19 release

Dispatches — Winter 2018/2019 Release   Poetry James Berger—Threnody for the Death at the Borders Stephen Bett – 3 poems Eliot Cardinaux –……

Dispatch #43 — on the Bollingen Prize and new Awards from Dispatches

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars would like to heartily congratulate Charles Bernstein on his prestigious Bollingen Prize Award. Yes, you read that…

On the Poet James Chapson

(Read Jim Chapson's "11 Poems")   It’s a matter of little weight for most, no question, but the tavern-thick, working-class city of Milwaukee,…

An open letter to Dispatches from contributing editor, Pierre Joris, 13 January 2019 [with a response from M. Boughn]

Hi Kent (& Mike, read Mike’s take on Linh Dinh. Of course excellent and accurate in the main, though I wonder about one paragraph: Linh Dinh…

Susan M. Schultz joins Dispatches’ Contributing Editors

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is extremely pleased to welcome Susan Schultz, editor of Tinfish, to it's list of distinguished contributing……

Dispatch #42 – On Linh Dinh’s duplicitous, hateful rhetoric

Dispatch #42 – On Linh Dinh’s duplicitous, hateful rhetoric