Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 24
Utterance. What is almost said on the threshold between land and water, freedom and captivity, the living and the dead. The poems in this
issue revolve around the ineffable, the crossing point of sacred and profane. Apocalyptic at times, these poems flirt with the "inconceivable white fire" of worlds
we confront, but can't quite fathom.
Our summer issue is accompanied by images from Laurie Schorr's Three-Sided Coins series, a rich conversation between first book poets Brent Goodman and Suzanne Frischkorn on loss and making anew, a fascinating discussion between Jehanne Dubrow and Leslie Harrison on what lies beyond the first book, and three new reviews of books by Jee Leong Koh, Robin Ekiss, and Austin Kleon.
Susanna Lamey: "Eurydice and Orpheus"
Michael Lauchlan: "Lips"
Jennifer Luebbers: "Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, Colorado, 1860"
Ted McCarthy: "Sunday"
Nathan McClain: "Elegy with space to rent"
Jill McDonough: "Women's Prison Every Week"
Peter Munro: "Procreation: While Chained To A Unix Mainframe,
The Fatman Ruminates Regarding His Mother And His Bicycle
Commute To Work"
James Owens: "Salamander"
Steven Reese: "Nearer the Truth"
Leon Weinmann: "Omega"
Sarah Wetzel: "Holy Site"
Interviews & Conversations
Conversation Between First Book Poets:
Suzanne Frischkorn & Brent Goodman