William Freind to Emily Post-Avant 19 August 2019 [re Hicok and Yu]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, In your most recent post on the Bob Hicok-Timothy Yu exchange, you write: Seriously, these two guys are, in fact, peas in a…

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…

Kristin Prevallet to Dispatches, 3 July 2019 [on Ms. Emily Post-Avant and poet therapists]

Dear Emily Post-Avant, I appreciated reading your response to the Poet from Missoula who queried about the efficacy of poetry advice columns,…

David Baptiste Chirot to Dispatches, 27 June 2019 [re: Paul Vogel’s letter of 26 June]

Dear Paul y Poetas Estimados-- Goddman it!!!!--Sorry--but all of a sudden a huge chunk of this letter up and vanished!! And no idea of how to…

Paul Vogel to Dispatches, 26 June 2019 [re: Jim Liddy letter]

Dear Dispatches: I much appreciate  David Baptiste-Chirot's letter to Dispatches, but first want to say that I think Howard McCord meant "[I] miss…

David Baptiste Chirot to Dispatches, 23 June 2019 [on James Liddy]

Dear Dispatches: The remark re James as "Miss Liddy" reminded me of an almost identical one made in the French press regarding a public appearance in…

Michael Boughn to the Dispatches Executive Editors, Following His Trip to California

I have to say that apart from Bird and Beckett Books, which felt like a very tiny oasis in the midst of a vast desert (like The_Lost_Patrol), San…

Tom Cheetham to Dispatches, 4 March 2019 [Help!]

dear fric & frac et al. somewhat against my will i've been convinced to teach a 2nd online class on Henry Corbin - and to include material on the…

Bob Arnold to Dispatches, 25 January 2019

Dear Dispatches Reading, again, Enzensberger who should quickly and readily sympathize with your living conditions, and snowblower, if the poems in…

Dispatches to Ian Keenan, 23 January 2019 [regarding Linh Dinh]

Ian, thanks for your long note. You are a loyal friend to Linh Dinh, and your defense of him is passionate and articulate. I have a couple of things…

Ian Keenan to Dispatches, 22 January 2019 [on Linh Dinh]

Dear Dispatches In August 1943, PM Magazine, heavily critical of Ezra Pound for his broadcasts in Italy, solicited the opinion of William…

David Baptiste Chirot to Dispatches, 13 January 2019

Dear Mr. Kent and Michael--          Thank you again for alerting me to the Linh Dinh blowout. Since 9/11 especially a kind of diseased madness has…

An open letter to Dispatches from contributing editor, Pierre Joris, 13 January 2019 [with a response from M. Boughn]

Hi Kent (& Mike, read Mike’s take on Linh Dinh. Of course excellent and accurate in the main, though I wonder about one paragraph: Linh Dinh…

Boyd Nielson to Dispatches, 11 January 2019 [on Linh Dinh]

Dear Kent & Mike, I just wanted to send my support for yr editorial decision to print the recent Dispatch & to remove Dinh as one of the…

Murat Nemet-Nejat to Dispatches, 11 January 2019 [on Linh Dinh]

Dear Dispatches, I am at the moment in Singapore. In a few weeks I will go to Kolkata for the publication of the the special Bengali issue where both…

Chas. E. Bolton to Dispatches, 20 December 2018 [on the Poetry Foundation & Dispatch #41

Re: Dispatch #41 Poetry Magazine was never of any consequence except for the times that it was highjacked by Ezra Pound.  That it has been around for…

Joshua Weiner to Poetry Magazine, 22 March 2006

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…