OBU Manifesto #4

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

Special Dispatch on The Age of Lowell Zombie Apocalypse, by Pierre Joris

So, trying to relax on a windy & cold Sunday morning, I turn to the just-delivered paper New York Times, skip all the outside layers of DT-news…

OBU Manifesto #3

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

OBU Manifesto #2

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

Brooks Johnson, at Hyperallergic, on Letters for Olson, edited by Ben Hollander

Dispatches contributor Brooks Johnson, at Hyperallergic, on Letters for Olson, edited by our beloved and missed Ben Hollander…

Four photos from Pax Americana (3)

Berlin, Germany 2015  Luban, Poland 2016 Istanbul, Turkey 2015 Halle, Germany 2015 These photographs come from Linh Dinh's blog project,…

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Steve Dickison and Joshua Schuster remember Ben Hollander at Jacket 2

http://jacket2.org/commentary/benjamin-hollander-1952%E2%80%932016 "

Color at the Mercy of Light

One of Ben Hollander's last pieces, on whiteness and color:  

Color at the Mercy of the Light

Benjamin Hollander, 1952–2016

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars mourns the loss of editorial board member, Benjamin Hollander. Ben was not just a supporter, he was a good friend…

Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, a review by Peter Anastas

      Robert Gibbons, Animated Landscape, BlazeVox, 2016, 146 pp, $16. Speaking recently at the Gloucester Writers Center, poet and…

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The Day After

We are limited beings. We do not understand our own hearts. I do not comprehend the depth or the shallowness of my own heart. My heart feels…

Look by Solmaz Sharif – A review by John Bradley

Look, Solmaz Sharif Graywolf Press, $16.00 “It matters what you call a thing,” warns Solmaz Sharif in the first line of the first poem, the title…

An excerpt from The Letters of Carla, the letter b. A Mystery in Poetry with a foreword by The Future Guardian of the Letters and an afterword by Benjamin Hollander, forthcoming from Chax Press

from The Letters of Carla, the letter b. A Mystery in Poetry with a foreword by The Future Guardian of the Letters and an afterword by Benjamin…

Dispatch #27: Scholarship, poetry, and the politics of vision

What is “scholarship”? You’d think it would be pretty straightforward – a text + a scholar = scholarship. And if we can judge by various criticisms…

Dispatch #26 – ideological baggage and the poetics of political being

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that some people feel bullied by what they see as our “ideological baggage.” If you feel threatened, we…

Book Dispatch – A Map of Signs and Scents New and Selected Poems, 1979–2014 Amjad Nasser / Translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah & Khaled Mattawa

 “The work of Amjad Nasser forms passages in and out of time, qualities of light and darkness, images that are never only images but sentences…

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

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)

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

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…