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…

Emergency Dispatch #2

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

Emergency dispatch #3

Urgent Event TONIGHT! Belladonna* Collaborative joins Tamaas and 98 Weeks/Research Project Space to partake in an (extended) night of international…

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

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

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…

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…

Uncomfortable question #3

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

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 #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…

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 #21 – “I Am a Human Being”: A visit with Dareen Tatour

I Am a Human Being’: A visit with Dareen Tatour

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…