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.

Boxcar Poetry Review - ISSN 1931-1761