Some weeks ago, Dispatches was the first poetry venue to come to the defense of various women writers who suffered abuse and intimidation from prominent U.S. poet, Joseph Massey. The article linked to below has just appeared in the widely read, The Outline. Shame on Wesleyan UP, the Poetry Foundation, PennSound, and numerous other Official Avant institutions for remaining silent, even after the victims appealed to them.

The poet Joseph Massey’s disturbing history of abuse