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…

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…

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

Freind -- Poetry as Politics III - 3

12 new OBU Manifestos from various writers

Including Eileen Tabios, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Geri Lipschultz, Diane Stevenson, Dwayne Betts, Terese Svboda, and Michael Davidson, and OBU  …

“A Gnosis of Intimacy”: A Review of Lightsail, by Lissa Wolsak

Norman Finkelstein - Wolsak Lightsail Review

The Poetics Of Reincarnation

POR Rewrite24

New work from Dispatches Editor MTC Cronin

If Margie Cronin were Pablo Neruda, or John Ashbery, or Frederick Seidel, for example, she’d be all over the NYTBR, NYRB, Paris Review, and etc.…

Despatj Expurtamentalus Frum Bubbalin’ Dabalern Tewn

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

Neruda’s Ghosts (link)

"Pablo Neruda’s only daughter, Malva Marina, was born in Madrid, in August 1934, and died a little over eight years later, in Nazi-occupied Holland,…

Emily Post-Avant, 17 September 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant,  I am writing to ask that you explain this horrific letter at Dispatches by “Curious in Canada” whatever his moniker is,…

Shrinkrap 4

Click for audio https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SHRINKRAP-rec.-Andre-Spears.mp3   Androis Spit - Shrinkrap 4…

Microreviews Vol. 7

Microreviews, Vol. 7   420 Characters Lou Beach Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ($22.00)   Each prose piece is limited to 420 characters (including…

Emily Post-Avant, 2 September 2018 [On Anthony Madrid’s ring-a-ding-ding H.D. B.S.]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I know this is maybe a little late to ask about, but I am doing a paper for my Lit class (Modern Poetry) on H.D., and I came…

Emily Post-Avant, 23 August 2018 [on Juliana Spahr’s Proposals for Making MFA Programs More “Socialist”]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I came across this article today, by Juliana Spahr, “Building a Better (Socialist) MFA System.” I haven’t had time to…

Hitler’s American Model, by Nathaniel Tarn

I am talking today about a small book by James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale published by Princeton…

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet, by Sophie Merman

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet   New month, new courage: submit yourself to fellowships, magazines, awards and internships.  …

Investigative Poetry, by Edward Sanders

Investigative Poetry By Edward Sanders Introductory Essay for the New Edition by Don Byrd ISBN  978-1-947980-42-6      80 pages        $15.00…

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)   Resist,…

Dispatch #38 – Mythic ideologies, ideological myths, and the other kind: Poetry, poetics, and the questions of myth

Back in May Dispatches from the Poetry Wars posted a conversation between Nathaniel Mackey and Barrett Wattten, reprinted from a Facebook thread and…

Po Biz Stock Index Update, 15 July 2018 [Walt Whitman, Trigger Warnings, and CA Radcon]

PoBiz markets fell 500 points just after opening yesterday on news of a recent interview with popular poet CA “Comandante” Radcon. Radcon, in the…

Dispatch #37:  On Sexual Abuse in the Poetry Field and Consistency of Principle

Following our link at Dispatches to the personal testimony of the falsely accused and cursorily condemned novelist Steven Galloway, former Chair of…