Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 20
Despite being tremendously late (on the last day of May no less), we are nonetheless extremely proud to celebrate our 20th issue with such a fine array of talent. There is something to be said about flight, of not being in our skins, or our own homes or beds. Something beautiful and terrifying in the unknown. These poems have their own gravity and wonder, yet stitch together in a remarkable way. Here's to May and here's to our 20th collaborative epistle to the world.
Also in this issue, great photography from Taylor Gillis' Stems, Leaves series and Diane Schenk's insightful foray into Linda Susan Jackson's What Yellow Sounds Like. Coming in July, a big announcement about a new person joining our staff, more reviews (finally), and as always, wonderful poems.
Happy summer holidays!
Arlene Ang: "Living Without Water"
Carrie Chappell: "Vietnamese New Year"
Brendan Constantine: "Flight Out of Guest Room"
Lisa Fay Coutley: "Elegy for a Skinwalker"
Jenny Yang Cropp: "Little Black Holes"
Kimberly Grey: "The Difference Between Oh and O"
Alan King: "The Spirit of Washington"
Michael Meyerhofer: "Tornado Alley"
Angelo Nikolopoulos: "Whispering Pines, Texas"
Jeannine M. Pitas: "In the afterlife"
Reviews & Responses
In the Pipeline
James Cihlar's Undoing (review) ~ Scott Hightower
Vievee Francis' Blue-Tail Fly (review) ~ Scott Hightower
Brandi Homan's Hard Reds (review) ~ Denise Dooley
Idra Novey's The Next Country (review) ~ Scott Hightower