Juan Goytisolo writer dies at 86 in Marrakech, by Ammiel Alcalay

From Ammiel Alcalay:   With sadness the news came that a true giant of witness, testimony, form, and conscience, Juan Goytisolo, passed away in…

Chicago Review Infrarealism Issue

  Inside Web Preview:  Out June 2017 Rubén Medina, Infrarealism: A Latin American Neo-Avant-Garde, or The Lost Boys of Guy Debord John…

Alec Marsh reviews Ken Warren’s Captain Poetry’s Sucker Punch

"Warren is an iconoclastic, slashing writer-the piratical, pugnacious, bunny rabbit on the cover of this exciting book swings a mean cutlass. It…

Stan Persky on Larry Fagin (1937-2017)

"A little over a decade ago, I was in New York and met with Larry one spring morning. Shortly after, I wrote an account of being in New York in a…

To Ben, by Murat Nemet-Nejat

To Ben (Address given by Murat Nemet-Nejat at the Memorial Event for Benjamin Hollander at the Poetry Center, San Francisco, on February 5, 2017)…

Poetry Wars Revived, by Paul Nelson

"Most of the LANGPO vs. Black Mountain poetry war was fought before I was invested in poetry, so I have done my best to catch up, but a recrudescence…

Niedecker ‘treasure trove’ returned to Fort museum

The poet and critic Steel Wagstaff, at the University of Wisconsin/Madison and Board member of Friends of Lorine Niedecker, has sent us the following…

Michael Heller celebrated

The poet Jon Curley (co-editor with Burt Kimmelman ofThe Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory), at Poets House in NYC, on May 13,…

OBU Manifestos 19, 20, & 21

OBU Manifesto 19    The movement is the sum of all movements (though it doesn’t yet exist). The movement is the empty space between the…

Dispatches contributor Annie Finch on Literary Sexual Abuse

"About six months ago, I learned that several of the people who had posted comments in response to my first and second posts on Literary Sexual…

The Chinese Factory Workers Who Write Poems on Their Phones

I swallowed an iron moon they called it a screw   I swallowed industrial wastewater and unemployment forms bent over machines, our youth died…

Michael Boughn on various apocalypses

"That’s all fine and well and very intellectual, but there’s another dimension, too, much less cool and brainy: guns. Guns have surpassed people as…

Resist Much/Obey Little at Cooper Union

On the spot Lincoln stood, at Cooper Union, NYC, in his 1860 House Divided Speech. The legendary Bob Holman presiding here, on April 30, 2017,…

Berkeley, CA under lockdown

http://www.theonion.com/article/berkeley-campus-lockdown-after-loose-pages-wall-st-55815

A Short Interview with Omar Al-Nakib, poet of Kuwait, with Kent Johnson

dispatches Interview with Omar Al-Nakib (3)

Long Live Willie Loco!

Because Dispatches from the Poetry Wars has a close relation to the Gloucester Writers Center (and to the Ralph Maud/Charles Olson Library), and…

Free Speech for Poets Dispatch #1: Defending Ann Coulter!

Poets: Ann Coulter’s views are vile and abhorrent.   They are so abhorrent they are a manner of unintentional satire, mocking the worst…

OBU Manifestos 16, 17, & 18

 Dispatches has received a communique from an anonymous collective called OBU, announcing a sixteen-part Manifesto. The group has…

Mexico’s Reforma features Resist Much / Obey Little

  Reforma, one of Mexico's leading progressive papers, featured an article on Dispatches Editions' Resist Much/Obey Little – Inaugural Poems to…

OBU Manifestos 14, 15, & Interlude 2

  Dispatches has received a communique from an anonymous collective called OBU, announcing a sixteen-part Manifesto. The group has stated that…

OBU Manifestos 12 & 13

  Dispatches has received a communique from an anonymous collective called OBU, announcing a sixteen-part Manifesto. The group has…