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 po-biz update. I used to know Stephen Burt vaguely before Stephen Burt was Stephanie Burt. Not to be unattuned to Das Kulture’s proper nomenclature, but if that poem they published was offensive (after the fact) for its “cultural appropriation,” isn’t a man becoming a woman the ultimate act of Gender Appropriation? I am all for anybody being anything they Identify as, but what’s good for the goose/gander oughta be good for the gander/goose, no?

Curious in Canada