Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 27
Just in time for the Rapture, this issue arrives at the tail end of spring. Like the Rapture, these poems
take us unexpectedly. Death to the young and old. Love in its myriad forms. Architects and cities.
Babies and old blues singers. Letters for the left behind. The missing. The unearthly hum of home. The joy of living on.
Jory Mickelson gives us a great interview with first book poet Elizabeth J. Colen, Laurie Ann Guerrero and J. Michael Martinez have a critically rich conversation about Martinez's first book, and we are treated to three great reviews and responses to first books from Jason Stumpf, J. Michael Martinez, and Rick Kempa. We also are pleased to feature photography from Ali Wisch as a fine complement to the work in this issue.
And finally, we are excited to note that our Interview Editor, Eduardo Corral, has received word that his first book has won the 2011 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Congratulations, Eduardo!
Claudia Burbank: "First Love"
Brandon Courtney: "The Architect's Widow"
Katherine DeBlassie: "Letter from Brooklyn"
Hafizah Geter: "where to bury a missing girl"
Jessica Goodfellow: "November Nocturne"
David Dodd Lee: "Power Grid"
Rachel Mennies: "M. Removes a Tumor"
Allyson Paty: "After Absence"
Diana Reaves: "Rabbit Hunting"
Karen Skolfield: "Rumors of Her Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"
Interviews & Conversations
Interview with J. Michael Martinez ~ Laurie Ann Guerrero
Reviews & Responses
J. Michael Martinez's Heredities ~ Laurie Ann Guerrero
Rick Kempa's Keeping the Quiet ~ John Yohe