Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry: A Short Review

Ben Lerner thinks poetry suffers from a hatred problem. A problem arising from a lack at the core of Poetry itself. Which is the inability of poetry…

Office Dispatch #1 – “What are you doing?”

   –  for Joanne As the official end of Poetry Month draws closer, so too does the first month anniversary of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.…

In Memoriam: Tom Raworth, by Keith Tuma

There were a lot of memorials on Tom Raworth’s blog in his last months, news of the deaths of friends and acquaintances he’d known forever: Ken…

Judith Copithorne’s See lex ions (Issue 62 of Xerolage (2015), by Peter Quartermain

Not all of these strongly feminist works has a title – some do, along with a date, tucked away in tiny print. They aren’t quite arranged in…

Dispatch #11 — from Jerusalem, by William Blake

Eternity groan'd & was troubled, at the image of Eternal Death! Beneath the bottoms of the Graves. which is Earths central joint.There is a…

“On Money Problems, Prizes, and Harrieteers: by way of introduction,” by Kent Johnson

In the past few days, various poet-invitees have begun posting reflections at Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. To date, two of these…

Dispatch from Buffalo, 7 April 2016

by Michael Boughn   It was Homecoming Day in Buffalo on Friday, April 7, as hundreds of current and former Buffalonians gathered in the…

map p ing a mer I can poe t ry, by Andres Ajens

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BREAKING NEWS! CREELEY CANONIZED! POETIX STOCK SURGES!

Pobiz stock update 9 April 2016 Poetix Unlimited stock prices rose sharply on the Pobiz index this morning on news that Poetix founder Robert Creeley…

UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #2

What is the difference between an acolyte of Olson and an acolyte of Creeley?

UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION #1

Who turned Robert Creeley into Robert Frost? And how? And why? I know, that's three uncomfortable questions. But uncomfortable questions are like…

MARINETTI, ACADEMICIAN by Álvaro de Campos

On March 29, 1929, Filippo Marinetti, one of the baddest of all avant-garde bad boys, was nominated to the Royal Academy of Italy by Mussolini, in…

Benjamin Hollander Responds to CA Conrad, 11 June 2015

Benjamin Hollander Responds to CA Conrad