Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 30
Heat and destruction. Desire and despair. Boxcar celebrates its 30th issue with an overabundance of great work.
This summer issue brings together a strange array of elements that alternate in brilliance and darkness. Lurking
in the background, the unsettling and incomplete. Here summer is about want
and impossibility— ghosts haunt us, names elude us, the dead and missing abound.
Eleanor Bennett's captivating photographic images add to the air of mystery and what cannot be named, complementing these poems. This issue also offers a rich selection of conversations and reviews. Gary Jackson and Ruben Quesada discuss origins. Genevieve Kaplan and Nathan Hoks engage in a wide ranging discussion pulling in everything from birds to surrealism. And Derek Mong and Dean Rader take us on a trip, discussing landmarks inside and outside their work.
As for reviews, Katie Schmid examines the body and disease made beautiful in Theresa Senato Edwards' Voices Through Skin and Taylor Rickett steps into the world of Reginald Dwayne Betts' Shahid Reads His Own Palm.
Tory Adkisson: "Duende"
Michael Bazzett: "Breathless"
Kelly Cressio-Moeller: "Panels from a Blue Summer"
Juliana Daugherty: "October"
David Ebenbach: "We Are All On the Edge of Something"
Jen Lambert: "Dinner for the Dying"
Joel Long: "Dog Elegy"
Victoria Lynne McCoy: "He Visits Your City Briefly"
Nina Puro: "And So"
Jennifer Yeatts: "Tell Me the Old, Old Story"
Interviews & Conversations
Beginning with Birds, Ending with Surrealism and Stevens:
Genevieve Kaplan & Nathan Hoks
First Book Poets in Conversation: Derek Mong & Dean Rader
Reviews & Responses
Theresa Senato Edwards' Voices Through Skin ~ Katie Schmid