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…

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,”…

Emily Post-Avant, 9 June 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am going to be a high school senior (finally!) in New Jersey, and I plan to attend Paterson Community College in 2019. I’d…

Emily Post-Avant [Re: Jennifer Moxley, etc.], 30 April 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I was wondering if you’d seen the Harriet post by Jennifer Moxley, published on April 23rd, I believe it was. The piece…

Emily Post-Avant – 11 April 2018

  Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just saw the photograph of the Paris Review Spring Revel and your commentary about it. I like Dispatches from the…

Emily Post-Avant – 12 April 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just saw the photograph of the Paris Review Spring Revel and your commentary about it. I like Dispatches from the Poetry…

Emily Post-Avant, 30 March 2018 (Pablo Neruda and the Paris Review)

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just read a post on the Paris Review Daily about Pablo Neruda, by someone named Mark Eisner.…

Emily Post-Avant, 20 March 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I am a friend of David Fenza, who has just been summarily fired as Executive Director of the AWP, after a tenure at the…

Emily Post-Avant, 12 March 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant: I am writing here at the hotel bar with my friends from the writing program at Texas to tell you and the ridiculous site…

Emily Post-Avant, 19 February 2018

Emily Post-Avant: Letters to Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, by Poets Seeking Help, Always Diligently Answered by Our Exclusive Columnist of Poetry…

K. Young to Emily Post-Avant, 5 January 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I wanted to write you immediately. I just read your letter today on Heriberto Yepez, and I found myself nodding in agreement.…

Emily Post-Avant, 5 January 2018

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I just read this review of Heriberto Yepez’s new book, Transnational Battle Field. Apparently, there is a section in the book…