Emergency Dispatch – Dareen Tatour Update (link)

Israel Convicts A Palestinian Poet, NYC Writers Gather In Solidarity "ON THURSDAY Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour was convicted by an…

Pobiz Stock Index Update, 9 May 2018

Poetry Industry Gets Financial Boost; Market Turmoil Continues Frontier Poetry Logistics, Inc. has announced a $3000.00 Poetry Industry Prize in an…

New at Adjunct Press – Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (link)

Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (1990-2014). Translated by Friends of Nao, 2018 Xu Lizhi’s poems emerged amid the media coverage of workers at Chinese…

Tom Sleigh reviews Joshua Weiner’s Everything I Do I Do Good: TrumPoems

Read Joshua Weiner's virtual chapbook, Everything I Do I Do Good  Joshua Weiner's "TrumPoems" in Everything I Do I Do Good are amazing, and truly sui…

Michael Boughn on Garry Thomas Morse (link)

"Garry Thomas Morse is the poet Canada has been waiting for, even if it doesn’t know it yet. At last we can claim a writer of truly trans-national…

Paul Nelson on Sam Hamill (link)

"When I started getting more interested in poetry, early 90s (which does not seem like such a long time ago) I’d heard rumors about this curmudgeon…

Sam Hamill, 1943-2018

Dispatches will be honouring Sam Hamill over the next few weeks by publishing essays and poetry by the venerable founder of Copper Canyon Press and…

Dispatches Exclusive: Peter Lamborn Wilson (Hakim Bey) Reviews Abdulla Öcalan

It’s possible to look back on Civilization with a sigh of loss, despite the fact that Civilization IS its “discontents” (as Charles Fourier might…

Dispatches Exclusive: Peter Lamborn Wilson (Hakim Bey) Reviews Abdulla Öcalan

[a transcription follows the pdf]   A review of Abdulla Öcalan, Manifesto for a Democratic Civilization Vol. 1: Civilization in the Age of…

Everything Is Erotic: An Interview with Scooter Libby by John Bradley

Mr. Libby was incredibly kind to take time out of his busy schedule to discuss with me Erotica Atomica, my book of poems on our nuclear legacy.  Some…

Defend Poet Allan Monga against the Trumpist NEA

This extraordinary case has been all over the national and international news for close to a week now. All the major television outlets have…

A Brief Reply to an Apparently Open Query

A Brief Reply to an Apparently Open Query That Concludes an Essay on New Radical Poetry in the U.S. and UK, by Joe Luna (“Unanswerable Questions,” in…

Roberto Bolaño on Pablo Neruda, from an interview in 2000, proving himself quite a bit more principled about certain elemental things than many “liberal-left” U.S. poets

Q: Which authors would you number among your precursors? Borges? Cortázar? Nicanor Parra? Neruda? Kafka? In Tres you write: “I dreamt that Earth was…

A Follow-Up Note on Neruda (see our message from 4/5/18 on front page, above)

A reader wrote today to ask what evidence there was that Pablo Neruda supported the horrific Moscow Trials and Great Purge under Stalin. One strong,…

Patrick James Dunagan Reviews Joanne Kyger and John Clarke (link)

Patrick James Dunagan reviews Joanne Kyger's There You Are: Interviews Journals & Ephemera (Wave Books) and John Clarke'sTramping the Bulrushes…

More Porn from the Pablo Neruda Industry

A poet who has contributed to Dispatches will be present at the below event, on April 28th, at the Brower Center, in Berkeley. He wrote us and asked…

OBU Manifesto [wants a free day], by Susan Schultz

Susan Schultz#4OBU wants a free day

8 rubBEings, by David Baptiste Chirot

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Unstructions for lingerpith (a Hinge Application), by Jonathan Mulcahy (w/a note by Heller Levinson)

Untitled red This "hinge application" is hinged to "In the pith of hover", by Mary Newell   levinson - linger (2)

2 Posters, by John Rigney (& Lew Welch)

lou welch broadside     flower with black

Ménage à trois: Chile, Bolivia y el mar (Perú), by Andrés Ajens (link)

Para los niños y niñas de Chile, la Guerra del Pacífico, en tanto figura, es la figura de una víctima-chilena, cuando toda la evidencia histórica…