Lucas Klein to Benjamin Hollander, 10 September 2016

Dear Benjamin Hollander— Thank you for your attention to my letter, and for your reply. While I haven’t thought much of it before, I can imagine that…

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Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches — further on Maud, 21 June 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Your anecdote of first meeting Ralph Maud coinciding with Blaser's teaching Olson and Maud's powerful reaction to Olson's…

Matt Turner to Dispatches re: The Confucius Institute, 16 June 2016

Dear Dispatches, In the May 14th 2016 “Emergency Dispatch #2,” you criticize “experimental” American poets’ complicity with the Chinese…

Patrick James Dunagan to Dispatches RE: Charles, Frances, Ralph, and me by Sharon Thesen

Dear Dispatches:   I was immediately enthused to see Thesen’s piece concerning the backstory of editing the Olson/Bolderoff correspondence with…

John Tritica to Dispatches, 23 May, 2016

Dear Dispatches It's the end of the semester here in Albuquerque, & my oldest son will arrive by car from an all-night drive from San Diego with…

Ed Pavlić to Dispatches, 28 May 2016

Dear Dispatches Good to see these dispatches about Palestine, of course. In 2014, our meeting in Akka with BDS founder Omar Barghouti was disrupted…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 25 May 2016

Dear Dispatches:   ON DOING NOTHING: A Physical Presence    If you ask poets, with or without the central nervous system capable of…

Article: Heeding the Call for Solidarity: A Response to Joshua Cohen on the BDS Movement, by Ammiel Alcalay, May 27 2016

To begin with, I want to thank Joshua Cohen for actually responding to my piece in Dispatches. Despite the apparently polemical nature of some of…

Joshua Cohen to Dispatches, in response to Ammiel Alcalay’s “Why Palestine: House Arrest of a Palestinian Poet in Israel and the BDS Movement (International Dispatch #2), 24 May 2016”

Dear Dispatches, Writers don’t need enemies, because writers are their own enemies. At least the good ones are. The good ones screw everything up—for…

Chris Chapman to Dispatches, 14 May 2016

 Dear Dispatches: I was just reading this passage of Kant's in _Poetic Force: Poetry After Kant_ by Kevin McLaughlin: "Hence however much debate…

André Spears to Dispatches, 12 May 2016

Dear Dispatches,   Lemme say that I've followed Dispatches w/ interest, not to say glee (no Facebook in Iran… instead the faces of Khomeini…

Randy Prus to Dispatches, 9 May 2016

Hey Dispatches,  I’m loving it.  Attached a current poem for you, troping on Creeley’s old “Walking the Dog” sessions, and two from my…

Jared Schickling to Dispatches, 5 May 2016

[...] weird... especially given the seriousness of the matter which, so it seems to me, has a lot to do with the fact that the PF hasn't,…

Open letter from Kent Johnson to Jennifer Scappettone, 4 May 2016

Dear Jennifer Scappettone, I see you are blogging for the Poetry Foundation this month of May. I am writing to express a concern about a matter and…

Tom Raworth to Dispatches, 26 April 2016

Thanks, Dispatches...... I check in and check out like a Chechen in China. As ever,  best,  Tom

David Levi Strauss to Dispatches, 11 April 2016

Dear All, Michael Taussig, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Dilar Dirik and I have just put together a book on the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria, To Dare…

Peter Quartermain to Dispatches, 10 April 2016

Dear Dispatches, I'm really enjoying the Peck's Bad Boy revival -- the latest bulletin breaking the news of Creeley's canonization made me laugh out…

Letter from Federico García Lorca

Dear Dispatches: From my grave somewhere outside Granada, I would like to suggest the following, and you really should stop beating around the bush…

Flarf to Dispatches, 3 April 2016

Take this site down before we sue. – the Flarf Collective

Without a chance of shadow — from Tom Raworth to Dispatches, 4/1/2016.

 All of [the current scene] goes along with a general ennui and boredom with what "poetry has come to conjure: a sunlit void without chance of…