Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 18
Artifact and ekphrastic. Icon and epic. We begin the new year and our 18th issue of Boxcar with poems that take inspiration from image and rendition. A beer sign, a pair of socks, a scrap of paper, a snowflake. We encounter Diego Rivera and Caravaggio. Penelope speaks. A girl collapses a universe.
Horizons and storms. Charley Star's photographs place us at narrow band of light where any can happen. Kristina Marie Darling take us deeper into the unknown, exploring the conflation of Augustine and Ursula with the technologized world in her review of Darcie Dennigan's Corinna, A-Maying the Apocalypse.
Finally, we are proud to start 2009 with a wonderful interview with Ilya Kaminsky conducted by Brian Leary and Diana Park.
Justin Evans: "Contemplating Diego Rivera’s
Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park"
Rachel Mallino: "To the Longest Day of the Year"
Clare Marie Myers: "My Father on Public Transportation II"
Brooke Sheridan: "Tomorrow Afternoon"
Kevin Stoy: "Assimilation"
Kristine Uyeda: "Penelope Instructs Her Husband on the
Nature of the Sea"
Arisa White: "The Emperor's Socks"
Jill Wickham: "Meanwhile In the Kitchen, June Cleaver
Was Spotted Hoisting a Refrigerator to Free Her Youngest Son"
Joe Wilkins: "Daybreak, Spokane, September 2001"
Interviews & Conversations
Reviews & Responses
2008 Oboh Prize Winners
1st Place: "NASA Video Transmission Picked Up By Baby Monitor"
by Matthew Olzmann
2nd Place: "I Couldn’t Tell Which Were The Thoughts And Which
Were The Trees" by Lafayette Wattles
3rd Place: "I live in Detroit" by francine j. harris
In the Next Issue
Conversation Between First Book Poets: Cindy Cunningham
& Amy Liann Tudor