Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China

 Giant Golden Statue to Language Poetry, American Friend of CCP, Erected in China 

A Fait divers on some poetic contretemps

After seeing the review of thirty-something M. Fitzgerald’s poetry in the NYT that day, much-older M. Johnson wrote the same M. Fitzgerald, a…

Office Dispatch #2 – Empires and the End of Dispatches

For those who haven’t noticed, Dispatches would like to make it clear that we are deeply, you could even say obsessively, opposed to Empire. It…

Four photos from Pax Americana (4), by Linh Dinh

Kiev, Ukraine, 2016   Liepzig, Germany, 2016   Zgorzelec, Poland, 2016 Berlin Germany, 2016 These photographs come from Linh Dinh's…

Guest Dispatch #2 – On strife, by Sharon Thesen

More than it is necessary, or beautiful, strife is common. Strife takes up a tremendous amount of our time and energy; and it isn’t only “men” who…

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

map p ing a mer I can poe t ry

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?