“Dans la poésie c’est toujours la guerre.”
– Osip Mandelstam
“A poet is not a cable car.”
– Jack Spicer
Garry Thomas Morse reading in Toronto, 11 March 2018 from Michael Boughn on...
Dear Dispatches, I have been reading a number of your interviews on the state of poetry today, in particular the incorporation of the so-called avant-garde into the academy over recent decades. The hypocrisy of the situation with self-proclaimed "subversive" poet...
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THE BUGHOUSE: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound By Daniel Swift 302 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27 For Gerrit Lansing (1928-2018) “American poetry in the twentieth century is a cycle of encounters with Ezra Pound.”—Daniel Swift “Shall we learn from his...
A note to all authors -- the SPD sale is definitely live now, and for the month of MARCH. Discounts of 70% will be taken at checkout, if you use the code RONE. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. All proceeds go to SPD. When Starcherone went belly-up a couple of...
Magical and Mundane: a Review of Norman Finklestein’s From the Files of the Immanent Foundation, by Graley Herren
From the Files of the Immanent Foundation by Norman Finkelstein. Dos Madres Press, 2018. In 2016 Dos Madres Press published Norman Finkelstein’s The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New & Selected Poems. Reaching back to his first book of poems in 1977 and encompassing work...
After many years spent reading, writing, and studying, it happens at times that we understand what is our special way – if there is one – of proceeding in thought and research. In my case, it is a matter of perceiving what Feuerbach called the “capacity for...
Dispatches – February 2018 Update
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Dear Emily Post-Avant: Advice for Poets
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PoBiz Stock Index Updates
- Andrés Ajens – On Nicanor Parra (1914-2018), (with two photos Allen Ginsberg)
- Tom Clark – Confessional of the Haunted
- Larry Goodell – Extensions of Poetry, (video and text)
- David Hadbawnik – Excerpts from The Year of My Birth,
- Gerrit Lansing—An Afternoon of Tottering Clouds
- William Logan – Five Poems
- Steve McCaffery – from: Alone with the Animals
- Vivek Narayanan – 3 Poems
- Tamas Panitz – Of heaven, not as lemma, not as leaven, but as substance we enfold…
- Xi Penn – Three Days after Chen Li Departs back to Hong Kong . . .
- Xi Penn – Departing Qinzhou in a Red Army Cart of Spring Melons
- Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino—Two Poems
- MG Stephens – The Sun over Fire Island
- Tony Trigilio – 5 Poems
- Andrés Felipe Uribe Cárdenas (Colombia) – Cuatro poemas sobre el borde del mundo