Emily Post-Avant, on What One of Her Dispatches Editors Said, 8/14/2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see what Kent Johnson, one of the Editors of Dispatches, said about Asian-American poets? May I suggest you…

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:…

Emily Post-Avant: On the Poet-Laureate Kerfuffle in New Hampshire, 7/22/2019 ** [see update note at end]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I assume you have seen the news on this Poet Laureate of New Hampshire spat. If not, check this out: Who Gets to Be…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant responds to Kristin Prevallet

  Dear Ms. Prevallet, I am writing this with a nine-tab wad of Nicorette in my mouth. It’s like a huge plug of chewing tobacco and tastes about…

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…

Emily Post-Avant, on Frank Sherlock’s Skinhead Past and the New Po-Police Zombies, May 1, 2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Me and my friends in the program here at Temple were wondering what your “position” is on Frank Sherlock having been…

Emily Post-Avant, re: the Miseries of Poetry and the Impossible Desert Bookstore of the Atacama Desert, 3/3/2019

Dear Emily, In a recent trip to Northern Chile, subsequent to an archaeologists’ conference at the University of Santiago, I came across a small…

Emily Post-Avant on Joshua Clover’s Call for Killing Cops and the Crazy Case of Being a Commie Narc, March 3, 2019

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a student at UC-Davis, where three semesters past I took an English class with Professor and poet Joshua Clover.…

Emily Post-Avant, 25 February 2019 [on Aesthetic Justice and White Privilege]

  Dear Ms. Emily: I am a grad student at Peoria Tech doing a joint PhD in English and Engineering. Some people find that strange, I know, but I…

Emily Post-Avant on Forgery and Other Stuff, 28 January 2019

Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I am a famous – some would say infamous – writer with a problem. I hope you can help me. I mostly write in the genre of…

Emily Post-Avant, December 13, 2018 [Re: Harmony Holiday on Amiri Baraka and the Current Dispensations of American Poetry]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, What's with Harmony Holiday just now discovering Amiri Baraka went to Cuba? She hadn't ever realized he never wore the same…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 December 2018 [on the Well-Behaved Laureate, Tracy K. Smith]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen this new micro-interview in The Believer, with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, conducted by…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 November 2018 [On Kate Colby and Charles Olson]

  Dear Ms. Emily Post-Avant: I learned about a poet named Charles Olson a couple of years ago in an extension course here at the local college.…

 Emily Post-Avant 17 November 2018 [On Juliana Spahr’s Odd Confusions in the Introduction to Her New Book, Du Bois’s Telegram]

    Dear Emily Post-Avant, I have read the couple of things you’ve written in the past few weeks about the Commune group. I find the…

Emily Post-Avant, 13 November 2018 – [On the Commune Group’s Silence in Face of Comrade Moody’s Teaching Moment]

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, Thanks for the update about the Commune. Their new magazine looks like other left-liberal publications (albeit with…

Ms. Emily Post-Avant, 9 November 2018 [on the Commune LLC]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just watched this video about the new Commune journal and clicked around their shop, where they have various items of…

Emily Post-Avant, 30 October 2018 — On the Paris Review “RX Column” and Poet Ad Agencies, 10/30/2018

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a poet from Johannesburg, a student for the past five years in the United States. My dissertation, which doesn’t…

Dear Emily Post-Avant, October 25, 2018: To La Flâneuse, on the Topic of Ruth Lilly’s Vanished Experimental Work and the Plot to Destroy US Poetry

Dear Emily, Sorry to hear about your accident. I’m glad you’re not dead, and hope you feel better. And thank you for your reply to my recent query…

Emily Post-Avant: Réponse à La Flâneuse, Regarding the Anxiety Caused to Many by the Term “Poetry Wars,” 10/17/2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, As much as I think that the new Dispatches home page—warrior donkey + poets in gas masks—is a charming improvement that well…

Emily Post-Avant, 4 October 2018 [On the Nation and Aldon Nielsen]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Did you see the gentle criticism of your piece on the Nation/Anders Carson-Wee scandal, by Aldon Nielsen, in Plume?…

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,…

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…

Emily Post-Avant on “Where Poetry Is Now” [August 15, 2018]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, Thought I’d ask what you thought of the new forum at the Paris Review online, “Where Is Poetry Today?”…

Emily Post-Avant, 26 July 2018 — On “How-To,” the Poetry Editors of the Nation, and Poetic Sharks

July 26, 2018 Dear Emily Post-Avant, Everyone in the poetry world seems to be talking about this poem published in the Nation three weeks ago, by the…