Joshua Weiner to Dispatches, 17 December 2018

Dear Editors, I think Poetry should be more like APR and publish big photographs of the poets, but without the poems.   The poems are totally boring…

Rejected from the Rockies to Dispatches, 10 December 2018 [re: laureates and boring poems]

Hey Dispatches, Let’s pretend for a moment there were such a thing as conversation. While we’re pretending, let’s carry our imaginations further.…

Reply from Dispatches to Julien Poirier, 12/6/2018

Hi, Julien. Thanks for your letter. As we have often said, we love getting critiques, and not least from folks like you who are on our editorial…

Tod Thilleman to Dispatches, 6 December 2018 [on Ms. Emily and Tracy K. Smith]

thanks, Dispatches, reading between layouts here. just a thot, and not much more than that: what will come of imprecations toward public figures,…

Julien Poirier to Dispatches, 6 December 2018 [on Ms. Emily and Tracey K. Smith]

Dear Dispatches: I like the latest post from Emily and also the new poem by Brad Cran. About the post. I haven't particularly enjoyed the Tracy…

ALS from Gerrit Lansing to Whit Griffin, including a poem

Gerrit Lansing Letter and Poem to Whit Griffith

ALS from Gerrit Lansing to Whit Griffin, including a typed poem

Gerrit Lansing Letter and Poem to Whit Griffith

Omar Al-Nakib to Dispatches, 18 August 2018

Dear Dispatches, Negative on the rain, and how I wish otherwise. Kuwait during summer goes head-to-head with Death Valley as hottest place on earth.…

from T. Dixie to Dispatches, 17 September 2018 [on Curious in Canada’s quip & Emily’s trip]

Dear Dispatches --   Hats off to you fellas for having developed a really supple format for accommodating dissent and conversation -- I like how…

Curious in Canada to Dispatches, 16 September 2018

Dear Dispatches: The new home page . . . that poor mule. To say nothing of the men. Speaking of which, got a good cracking laugh from the most recent…

An open letter to John Harris from Dispatches, 30 July 2018

Dear John – There’s a lot we would like to respond to in your open letter to George Bowering, but we will limit ourself to one central point so as…

CA Conrad: The Poet with the Chops to Tell Us How Loathsome Old Walt Whitman Really Was

Note: Dispatches received this letter from CA Conrad on July 27, in response to our satirical Po-Biz Stock Report (posted two days prior), which made…

An open letter from John Harris to George Bowering, 22 July 2018

The author of this letter, after sending it to us, revising it, and having it posted, apparently had second thoughts about his diatribe. However,…

Whit Griffin to Dispatches, 7 July 2018

Dear Dispatches, A few weeks ago I was having dinner with Lewis and Sophia Warsh in Boulder. Lewis was in town to teach at Naropa. During dinner…

John Bradley to Dispatches, 31 May 2018

Dear Dispatches: You guys are poetic agitators in the way that Dick Gregory used to use that term: "The next time you  put your underwear in the…

Bill Freind to Dispatches, 30 May 2018

Hey Dispatches, You’re the MS-13 of the poetry world, a shadowy, evil, and foreign entity that threatens the sanctity and very life of North American…

John Rigney to Dispatches [re: Moxley, Poetry, & Professors], 5 May 2018

Dear Dispatches: In her defense of the poet in the university, Jennifer Moxley inadvertently gives evidence against her own cause. Her use of…

Ted Lardner to Dispatches, 2 April 2018

Dear Dispatches -   Thanks for the word “irreparable” in your missive.  It made my day.   Sorry about the teeth, the grill, and the lost first…

Steve Manuel to Dispatches, 22 March 2018

Dear Dispatches – And quantity-- I definitely feel myself in that whole line of 'classical poets', down through Spenser and Harvey and so on and then…

Dispatches to Adam Reynolds, 16 March 2018

[A response to Adam Reynolds' letter of 24 April 2018] Dear Adam, Thank you for sending your very smart letter about the literary “avant-garde.” You…

Adam Reynolds to Dispatches, 24 February 2018

Dear Dispatches, I have been reading a number of your interviews on the state of poetry today, in particular the incorporation of the so-called…

Two letters sent on Feb. 9th, in response to the posting at Dispatches of the introduction to A Question Mark above the Sun: Documents on the Mystery Surrounding a Famous Poem “By” Frank O’Hara

From MG Stephens, poet, collage artist, and author of a history of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, forthcoming from Dispatches Editions.  …

Julien Poirier to Dispatches, 28 January 2018

Dear Dispatches, It's a matter of creativity, and how ethics are attached to it. It will be a great day when professional poetry institutions…

Ron Caplan to Dispatches, 24 November 2017

Dispatches - Thanks for sending me a reminder of my late youth. That catalogue was prepared from the days when Michael Hoffman of Aperture was…

Bill Freind to Dispatches, on Dispatch #29 — 10 January 2018

I Hate Truth I have to say I’m puzzled by Dispatches #29 – on truth and the new totalitarianism. At first it seems to be a kind of jeremiad lamenting…