Microreviews, Vol. 8

  Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trumps America Maria Isabel Alvarez and Dante Di Stefano New York Quarterly Books ($21.95)  …

Benjamin Zephaniah will not work for ‘oppressors’ as poet laureate (link)

Writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah has ruled himself out of becoming the next poet laureate of England, saying he has "absolutely no interest" in…

The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Andrew Levy - The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Dispatch #40 – Mythtory, complexity, & the Carlson-Wee/Nation affair

Myth is often presented as some long gone mode of fantasizing explanations for the inexplicable and dismissed as meaningless, especially when…

Dispatches Fall 2018 Update

Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is back after a somnolent summer of whimsy and digressive delight. We swam and fished, wrote poetry and stared…

Dispatches Fall Update contents

Poetry Andres Ajens— Elogio a Jessica Sequeira Ammiel Alcalay – Democracy in Action Omar al-Nakib –  Elahi Sure The Blunt Research Group—Good Night…

Poetry as Politics III

Freind -- Poetry as Politics III - 3

12 new OBU Manifestos from various writers

Including Eileen Tabios, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Geri Lipschultz, Diane Stevenson, Dwayne Betts, Terese Svboda, and Michael Davidson, and OBU  …

“A Gnosis of Intimacy”: A Review of Lightsail, by Lissa Wolsak

Norman Finkelstein - Wolsak Lightsail Review

The Poetics Of Reincarnation

POR Rewrite24

New work from Dispatches Editor MTC Cronin

If Margie Cronin were Pablo Neruda, or John Ashbery, or Frederick Seidel, for example, she’d be all over the NYTBR, NYRB, Paris Review, and etc.…

Despatj Expurtamentalus Frum Bubbalin’ Dabalern Tewn

No, the Irish were slaves. We are the world's most oppressed race of victims in the history of humanity to have ever been oppressed by the many nasty…

Neruda’s Ghosts (link)

"Pablo Neruda’s only daughter, Malva Marina, was born in Madrid, in August 1934, and died a little over eight years later, in Nazi-occupied Holland,…

Emily Post-Avant, 17 September 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant,  I am writing to ask that you explain this horrific letter at Dispatches by “Curious in Canada” whatever his moniker is,…

Shrinkrap 4

Click for audio https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SHRINKRAP-rec.-Andre-Spears.mp3   Androis Spit - Shrinkrap 4…

Microreviews Vol. 7

Microreviews, Vol. 7   420 Characters Lou Beach Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ($22.00)   Each prose piece is limited to 420 characters (including…

Emily Post-Avant, 2 September 2018 [On Anthony Madrid’s ring-a-ding-ding H.D. B.S.]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I know this is maybe a little late to ask about, but I am doing a paper for my Lit class (Modern Poetry) on H.D., and I came…

Emily Post-Avant, 23 August 2018 [on Juliana Spahr’s Proposals for Making MFA Programs More “Socialist”]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I came across this article today, by Juliana Spahr, “Building a Better (Socialist) MFA System.” I haven’t had time to…

Hitler’s American Model, by Nathaniel Tarn

I am talking today about a small book by James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale published by Princeton…