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…

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet, by Sophie Merman

Beelzebub’s Email to a Grandchild Poet   New month, new courage: submit yourself to fellowships, magazines, awards and internships.  …

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)

USACBI Condemns Attack on Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour and Calls for Solidarity from Artists, Writers and Cultural Workers (link)   Resist,…

Dispatch #38 – Mythic ideologies, ideological myths, and the other kind: Poetry, poetics, and the questions of myth

Back in May Dispatches from the Poetry Wars posted a conversation between Nathaniel Mackey and Barrett Wattten, reprinted from a Facebook thread and…

Po Biz Stock Index Update, 15 July 2018 [Walt Whitman, Trigger Warnings, and CA Radcon]

PoBiz markets fell 500 points just after opening yesterday on news of a recent interview with popular poet CA “Comandante” Radcon. Radcon, in the…

Dispatch #37:  On Sexual Abuse in the Poetry Field and Consistency of Principle

Following our link at Dispatches to the personal testimony of the falsely accused and cursorily condemned novelist Steven Galloway, former Chair of…

Steven Galloway in his own words: I’m not a monster. I won’t let false allegations define me (link)

"I realize that anything I say will be used against me. I will be accused of victim-blaming and discouraging victims from coming forward. The hatred…

Dancing Resistance (link)

By dancing illegally in the streets, Iranian women are protesting the arrest of Maedeh Hojabri and resisting uptight,  Patriarchal old men’s attempt…

Landline July 1 – July 15, by Linh Dinh (link)

Dispatches Contributing Editor, Linh Dinh, is  featured by artist Robert Chase Heishman in a LED sign installation at 1930 S. Miller St., Chicago.…

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70 (link)

Protest Batsheva at Dance Fest Israel 70      

Emily Post-Avant, 4 July 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, In a new interview at Jacket2, the poet Marie Buck quotes the ending of one of her favorite poems, “For My Future Children,”…

The Debate That Died, by Kent Johnson (link)

"Here, as partial explanation, is a conceit with which I think Amiri Baraka might be in general agreement: Language and its Post-Language residues…

Welcome to the June 2018 Update of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars

On April 1, the start of National Poetry Month, which, as we pointed out at the time, also happens to be the national day for celebrating lies,…

Ava Koohbor

I used to write my poems only in Farsi. After a couple years living in San Francisco I started to write poems in English, and translating those…

Dark as a Dungeon — text & images

often it has hit me over the years when various French philosophers write abt how great the various states of madness addiction etc are they are…