Dispatch #49: Letter to a Student at Wayne State University

Dear *******, We appreciate your detailed letter. We don't doubt many of the people involved in this latest iteration of Poetry Cancel Culture are…

Barrett Watten on his exclusion from the Louisville Conference [link]

"An emergency situation has arisen at this year’s Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in which my participation is being…

Poem for Donald Trump’s Acquittal, by Kent Johnson [link]

HI THERE, MADID, I’m an American poet, twentyish, early to mid-thirtyish, fortyish to seventyish, I’ve had poems on the Poets Against the War…

Dispatch #48 — Despicable Us

It has come to the attention of Dispatches that certain Players in the Authorized Poetry Zones have taken to calling us despicable following our…

Emily Post-Avant on Commune Magazine, Rape Charges, and Sending the Bourgeois Family to the Dustbin of History, 1/24/2020

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Happy New Year from Brooklyn. I’m a Brooklyn DSA-er and I wonder if you’ve heard of the controversy surrounding…

from Diminishing

Allison Nicole - diminishing Chapter 5

13 from Luminous Scraps — A Book of Collage

Welcome How the Eye Sess Principles of Operation…

“Pantoum of Endless War”

Elliott Colla -- Pantoum of the Endless War

Remembering Abbie Hoffman [link]

"Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) was one of the most well-known and influential American activists of the late 2"}}0th century. He dedicated his life to…

Peter Anastas, 1937-2019

Didpastches mourns the loss of our friend, the writer, Peter Anastas who passed on December 27, 2019. For an account of Peter's life, here is a link…

Brecht: Odi et Amo, 1929—a version

WEINER-Brecht-Odi et Amo (2)

Dispatch #46: On phony victimhood and the attempt to suppress debate

If anyone needed proof that Barrett Watten doesn’t get it, all they’d have to do would be to read the self-serving screed currently posted on his…

Barrett Watten responds to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars [link]

“There is a larger question, here, of the relation between “principle” and “antagonism,” and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is at the center of that…

Burt Kimmelman to Dispatches, 20 December 2019 [on the Watten Exorcism]

I suppose, according to the logic being assailed in the latest Dispatches “editorial,” the Louisville conference ought to ban any papers on Ezra…

Dispatch #45: On the Attempt to Exclude Barrett Watten from the 2020 “20th Century Literature Conference” in Louisville

The following extraordinary document came to us yesterday. It is now making the rounds on the internet. Petition for the Removal of Barrett Watten…

The Reluctant Assassin — Latinesque

Etienne D'Abattoir -- Latinesque

A Portfolio of Typewriter Art by Frank Singleton

All the pieces in this gallery were created with a manual typewriter using a variety of colored ribbons. [Click on an image to enlarge it.]……

Dowsing Axis

[To view the virtual book, click on the thumbnail below.]     [PDFs are best viewed when downloaded. To download the book, click on the…

I don’t really care, do U?

James Cook -- I don't really care

William Barr’s monument to ego and power [link]

"I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily…

Some Longer Poems about WWII

"I’m going to argue later in this essay that many of the best poems about the Second World War were long poems unresponsive to the needs of both…

Emily Post-Avant on the Firing of David Fenza, former President of the AWP

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a student at a small Bible college in Iowa where I am learning how to write poetry. I am a bit of a rebel and…

Literature, Capital, Catapult, and The Kochs: A Dialogue Hilary Plum & Lucy Biederman [link]

More voices raised against the incursions of corporate money and influence in the world of poetry. "So let’s name it! This evil, this money, the Koch…

3 Objects from Soft Zipper

  George Bowering - 3 Objects from Soft Zipper