Dispatch #3

A book to come In the very near future, when the virtual blogs and the discussion boards will have collapsed, a book will be printed in the tradition…

Letter to PEN American Center

LETTER TO PEN AMERICAN CENTER Dear Suzanne Nossel and László Jakab Orsós, It was with great disappointment that we noticed the Israeli government's…

Dispatch #4

One poetry cannot be more true than another it can only be more convenient – Edward Dorn

Dispatch #5

AWP: WE WELCOME ALL POETRY FOR SALE, ACADEMICALLY IMPANELED AND IMPALED

AWP Dispatch #2

Walter Benjamin wrote about the baleful influence of the daily newspaper in one of his essays (was it “One-Way Street”?), saying that the front page…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 4 April 2016

Second-Gen ConPo Visions instruments have risen slowly in past four months after Board signaled that remaining stock held in ConPo Central Industries…

Dispatch # 7

It has been brought to our attention that certain readers find Dispatches from the Poetry Wars to be "ugh, embarrassing because “unlike Olson’s and…

Dispatch #8

The Poetry Foundation, which a few years ago tried to incarcerate a number of peaceful, civil disobedient poet-protesters at its new $23 million…

Dispatch #9

Michael Lista interview on the Canadian poetry wars over moral responsibility versus lust for prize money: "As I wrote in the piece, my bet was that…

Dispatch #6 — PoFo, Inc. Security Slab

An actual remote-controlled Security Slab at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. The photo of the Slab is by William Fuller. The photoshopped…

Dispatch #10

YANKEE POLITICS Mandate     By default. –Victor Coleman

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 15 April 2016

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 15 April 2016

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 12 April 2016

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 12 April 2016

Dispatch #11

"The point of building the city, polis, as Blake’s emanative Jerusalem, which he called “liberty among men,” is not to make the citizenry equal in…

Poetry Foundation dolzhna byt’ natsionalizirovana!!

"The Poetry Foundation must be nationalized. "

An Announcement

Extending its newly begun mission to implacably confront all manner of poetic institutionalization and careerism, Dispatches from the Poetry…

Dispatch #12: Mayday

Muy feliz 1 de mayo, poetas gringos.Y muerte al arribismo en la poesía.                     …

Dispatch #13

Dispatches finds it interesting that certain scholars would dismiss Benjamin Hollander's new collection of Letters to Olson sight unseen based…

Addressing the poets who are at war over Charles Olson’s Legacy, by Donald Wellman (link)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Addressing the poets who are at war over Charles Olson's Legacy

Five Short Essays and Five Short Biographies, by Kent Johnson

– with a nod to the fénéon collective  Short Essay on the Queer Relationship between Poetry and Translation The Rabbit of Translation is to…

Dispatch #15 – Anger and mockery in the Age of Collins

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that “anger and mockery” have been declared Thoroughly Inappropriate in the Land of Really Happy Bards.…

International Dispatch #1 – André Spears on Iran

Salam, Dispatches –   So, we are back stateside. Been not yet two days, feels like 24.   Our trip was incredibly eye-opening. Iran is a…

Emergency Dispatch #2

 Why are so-called progressive "experimental U.S. poets appearing under the auspices of a government that routinely persecutes and imprisons……