How the CIA Helped Shaped American Creative Writing (link)

“The Iowa Writer’s Workshop “emerged in the 1930s and powerfully influenced the creative-writing programs that followed,” Bennett explains. “More…

Po-Biz Stock Index Update, 12 December 2018 [POC VIP PO Inc. Stocks Rocket after Kevin Young Appears on Front Page of NYT Business Section]

Poetry stocks, which had returned lackluster overall results over the past two quarters (partly due to chronic plagiarism rumors—see PoBiz Stock…

PoBiz Stock Index Update, 7 December 2018—Feds Take Down Rogue Poetry Plagiarist in Daring Café Raid

PoBiz stock markets rebounded sharply today on news that the Federal Poetry Police (FPP) had apprehended master Po-thief, Amy Poole. Her poem, “Gun…

Don’t Be Irreverent – for Sky Gilbert

Brad Cran - Don’t Be Irreverent Also check out Sky Gilbert's blog post, I’m Afraid of ‘Woke People’

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

Habeas Corpus, by Carol Jenkins & Julie Chevalier

Carol Jenkins & Julie Chevalier opt

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,…