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…

OBU Manifesto # 50: A, B, & C

OBU Manifesto # 50: A, B, & C A. It happens. It will happen. It’s happened. There will be conflicts and acrimony between people with different…

Peripatetic Missives #1, by La Flâneuse.

I always leave Paris w/ a certain pang of sadness, for complicated reasons. I seem to have the Ovidian dynamic of exile ass-backwards… ç’est la vie.…

Archaic Assumptions, by André Spears

And now again for something completely different: not to belabor the point but the discovery, from about 10 years ago, that Lascaux's Rotunda was…

Letter Wheels, by Nico Vassilakis

from "Toward Vispoetics"   Staring Staring at language Staring at sound Staring at water Staring at wood Staring at sequence Staring at light…

The Objects of My Affection, by George Bowering

[George Bowering's latest novel, No One, has run afoul of the New Puritanism. A sequel to his erotically obsessive bildungsroman, Pinboy, it picks up…

D.R. June 7, 2018 — on the Puritan Remnant

This writer is unsurprised that the Boston Review has retained the editorial services of Junot Diaz.  After all, Diaz has made much of being on the…

Bunk’s Bunk — Bill Freind Reviews Kevin Young’s Bunk

Kevin Young,  Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2017. ​Kevin Young’s…

Birds of Singapore Days/Days of Persons not Myself, by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

3  Yellow-vented Bulbul Day. (Photo by Lenz Lim) Collage RBD, February 2018 6  Oriental Pied Hornbill Day. (Photo by Lau Hui Xing) Collage RBD,…