Robin Blaser Biography and Photographs

Announcing the publication of A Literary Biography of Robin Blaser: Mechanic of Splendor The Blaser biography is available for pre-order from…

Emily Post-Avant, 12 August 2019 [On the Bob Hicok vs. Timothy Yu Thing]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, So you obviously have to say something about the Bob Hicok vs. Timothy Yu thing! Hicok:…

The Offering

Andre Spears -- The Offering

The Hybrid Female No – Sexual Sadism in David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

The key to sexual sadism is the sadist’s belief that his victim needs the rape, grope, incest, assault, slut-shaming, domination, objectivization,…

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Poem

The Reluctant Assassin: Reviews and Reflections — The Barista

  Not long ago, I read a report, one of those meant to invoke alarm and despair, about the decline of the liberal arts in American…

Keeping Score (for Tom Clark)

A tribute read at the memorial for Tom Clark at Bird & Beckett Books, 1 July 2019.   Keeping Score (For Tom)

Ms. Emily Post-Avant, 1 July 2019 [on the Garrulous Therapists of the Paris Review “Poetry RX” Mental Health Office]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I’m sure you’ve seen the Paris Review “Poetry RX” column, where various poets take turns playing counselors for people…

16 poems

Sixteen Poems by James Liddy

A Message to Our Readers and Contributors

Dear Friends, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars is declaring a moratorium, as of this message, on all submissions until further notice. Please do not…

Microfictions from a Chronicle of the Octopodes

MICROFICTIONS FROM A CHRONICLE OF THE OCTOPODES

On Cancel Culture and Frank Sherlock

"Shortly after it was revealed that thirty years ago the poet Frank Sherlock had played in a white supremacist punk band, Camille Rankine posted a…

Emergency Dispatch — Ninth Friday

As events unfold in Algeria, Dispatches would like to alert our readers to an important new book that traces, through the friendship of Albert Camus…

The Thought Project – Episode 51 – Interview with Ammiel Alcalay [link to Sound Cloud]

The Thought Project - Episode 51 - Interview with Ammiel Alcalay

Dispatch #44 — A Note on Forrest Gander’s Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

  Forrest Gander has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 2019, for his book Be With. He has been a contributor to Dispatches from…

Special AWP Dispatch — AWPed Out

Portland was wonderful, as usual, but the AWP was miserable. First the enjoyable part--Portland has good food. We found a small boulangerie downtown…

A Stab in the Dark The Milestone Poetry Collection of Border Region Literature by Facundo Bernal/Translated by Anthony Seidman [link]

Bernal has a keen eye and a smart mouth, and this combination provides many satisfactions. Without detracting from Bernal’s book, it’s fair to say…

Dispatches Editor Helps to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Dispatches Editor Kent Johnson is currently in Puerto Rico where, instead of handing our paper towels, he is helping to rebuild homes damaged by the…

Interview with Dispatches Co-Editor, Michael Boughn by Rob McLennan at Touch the Donkey (link)

"Think of the poem as a step transformer in a cosmos that radiates energy at an infinite number of vibratory intensities. The poem receives…

2 Poems

William Heyen - 2 poems

Weather as Far

  Tyrone Williams - Weather As Far