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…

A Spring Revel

Dear Readers of DPW: Take a close look at the above photograph, taken a couple days back, at the Paris Review's "2018 Spring Revel." It is…

Uncle Pablo: Fav Stalinist Poet of U.S. Liberal Fellow-Travelers

(please see our post below, "More Porn from the Neruda Industry")

More Porn from the Pablo Neruda Industry

A poet who has contributed to Dispatches will be present at the below event, on April 28th, at the Brower Center, in Berkeley. He wrote us and asked…

A setting of Frank O'Hara's "A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island," by Eugene O'Brien. (With original score and program notes)

The News from Rojava, by David Levi Strauss

On Friday, March 9, 2018, Havin Guneser, of the International Initiative for Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan — Peace in Kurdistan, based in Cologne,…

A Troubling Update on Allegations of Abuse in the Poetry Field

One of the Contributing Editors of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars has been in touch with some of the many women who’ve recently come forward with…

Langston Hughes Speaking at UCLA 16 February 1967


Gerrit Lansing, February 5, 1928-February 11, 2018

  The Heavenly Tree Grows Downward Who bury the dead must from the grave establish a habit   Who bury the dead lead forth the bride…

A Tribute to Edmond Caldwell (5 July 1961 – 31 July 2017)

from Deckmann Books


The Truth about ‘Cultural Appropriation’, by Kenan Malik (link)

"What really lies behind the debate about cultural appropriation is not ownership but gatekeeping – the making of rules or an etiquette to determine…


Rome revokes Ovid’s exile. “Grave wrong repaired”. Read about it HERE

"W.S. Merwin, Great American Translator of World Poetry." For more on this, see the letter on Ange Mlinko and W.S. Merwin from Emily Post-Avant

When everyone else in North America is talking about sexual abuse (except, of course, Corporate America where sexual abuse never occurs), why is…

Anne Waldman “Summoning Eclipse for Joanne Kyger”

Her whisper/her clarity/the emerald light of/ mind/  

Trump’s New Health Czar Nominee: from PoFo, Inc. to Trump Tower

Trump's New Health Czar Nominee: from PoFo, Inc. to Trump Tower http://www.slate.com/ (When You Take the Poetry Foundation's Money, Poets, Pay…