Emergency dispatch #3

Urgent Event TONIGHT! Belladonna* Collaborative joins Tamaas and 

Dispatch #16 – what is called a poetry war

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that there is resistance to the idea of “war” in certain circles Dispatches considers as friends. “I don’t…

International Dispatch #2 – Why Palestine: House Arrest of a Palestinian Poet in Israel and the BDS Movement, by Ammiel Alcalay

In the past several years, the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal…

International Dispatch #3, from Pierre Joris in Europe

All going well here, Kent & Mike — have read Ammiel’s response, of course. Agree wholeheartedly. Right now so caught up in work (intro to a…

Dispatches and the Poetry Wars from Bill Freind

You couldn’t find two people who agreed about when it began, how could you say when it began going off? Mission intellectuals like 1909 as the…

Dispatch #1

It seems almost fashionable these days for various poetry spokespeople to assert – without question – quote – THE POETRY WARS ARE OVER – end quote.…

Dispatch #17 – Kent Johnson to the British–Irish Poetry List

It should be noted that the major figures of U.S. Language writing (most explicitly in the case of Barrett Watten, whose embarrassing series of…

David Levi Strauss on Bill Berkson (1939-2016_

First and last a poet, certainly, but also a great writer on art. He was there at the birth of the short-form review, mostly written by poets, and…

Special Dispatch #3 — from Pierre Joris on The Confucius Institute and Chinese language control

Further to the Confucius Institute matters: this organization is more deeply & intelligently involved in controlling and suppressing writing the…

Dispatch # 17 – Resist, My People, Resist Them, by Dareen Tatour

The following poem by Dareen Tatour, a 33 year-old Palestinian poet, has been deemed subversive by the government of Israel. As a consequence, and…

Dispatch #18 – avant-garde support for Chinese state repression of writers and artists

In case anyone was wondering why LangPo and satellite folks don't speak out on behalf of imprisoned writers and artists in China, check out this link…

Uncomfortable question #3

Why won't the administrators of the "feminist and postcolonial  critiques of Charles Olson acknowledge the responses to their critiques? When…

Special Insider Pobiz Dispatch #1 (Entertainment Tonight Edition): Slate’s Article on the Academy of American Poets Gala before Its Radical Revision by the Magazine’s Editors

Stocks have been on the upswing for Academy of American Poets Enterprises (as the magazine Dispatches to the Poetry Wars might put it) with reports…

Dispatch #21 – ‘I Am a Human Being’: A visit with Dareen Tatour

  http://mondoweiss.net/2016/07/visit-dareen-tatour/    

Dispatch #19 – two important links from Ammiel Alcalay

Here are two important links that i’d love to see at Dispatches - one about the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, sentenced to 8 years & 800 lashes…

Dispatch #22 — Of Black Shootings by Police, Poet Asks: When Will It Stop?”

  Dispatches Contributing Editor Ed Pavlic Interview with NPR:…

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 20 July 2016

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 20 July 2016

From an interview with Roberto Bolaño, ca. 2000, Lucerne, Switzerland

Q: Which authors would you number among your precursors? Borges? Cortázar? Nicanor Parra? Neruda? Kafka? In Tres you write: “I dreamt that Earth was…

PoBiz Stock index update, 31 October 2016 – Canlit Civil Strife Undermines Value of Commercial Poetry Product

Shares in Creative Writing & MFA, Inc. fluctuated wildly on North American markets, causing a sharp drop in the valuation of the Commercial…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 21 April 2016

PoTemp Solutions stock soared on news that Eleaonore Mylestone, justly beloved poet, will reveal today at the Harriet blog exactly how much she is…

Four photos from Pax Americana (1), by Linh Dinh

Kiev, Ukraine Johor Baru, Malaysia Singapore Batan, Indonesia These photographs come from Linh Dinh's blog project, Postcards from the End…

OBU Manifesto #1

  Dispatches has received a communique from an anonymous collective called OBU. The group has stated that it intends to send…

But State-sponsored Trips for Tight-lipped U.S. Avant-Garde Poets are Still on Tap

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/china-lawyer-for-ai-weiwei-jailed-for-12-years-in-severe-retaliation

Pranab K Chakraborty to Dispatches, 26 July 2017

Dear Dispatches: No window there open to make any comment, so I put my gratitude here to Runa Bandyopadhyay who has tried to expose her poetic…