Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 33
We end summer and late fall with this 33rd issue which revolves around the twin themes uncertainty and transformation. The eye of God appears in a mobile home wall, what is silent is almost spoken, a hero fails, hands hover, lips are considered, as are pillars of salt and cities on the verge of destruction. Everywhere in these poems decisions are being made, forgotten, or turned into something new.
Also in this issue, two terrific conversations between first book poets, three new reviews, and wonderful art from Savannah Schroll Guz. Nyla Matuk and Deena Kara Shaffer, explore loss and attachment through material artifacts, recurring language, and the natural world, while Cynthia Marie Hoffman and Rachel Richardson engage the nature of place, relative distance, and writing the known and the unknown. Diego BŠez reviews Peter Joseph Gloviczki's Kicking Gravity, Lori Mosley looks at memory in Kim Young's Night Radio, and Katherine Hoerth returns to our pages with a new review of Jennifer Elise Foerster's Leaving Tulsa.
Patrick Ryan Frank: "Silent Film"
Laurie Granieri: "If You Lived Here"
Sara Henning: "I'm Not a Pillar of Salt (Lot's Wife Explains
to Her Husband)"
Stephen Lackaye: "The Year in Which Our Hero Fails"
Jesse Littlejohn: "Wanting to be Alone"
Amanda Jane McConnon: "Our Last Vacation"
John A. Nieves: "Strawberry Moon"
Simon Perchik: "Even before you touch"
Sam Sax: "I'm Loving It"
Interviews & Conversations
Nyla Matuk & Deena Kara Shaffer
First Book Poets in Conversation:
Cynthia Marie Hoffman & Rachel Richardson
Reviews & Responses
Kim Young's Night Radio ~ Lori Mosley
Jennifer Elise Foerster's Leaving Tulsa ~ Katherine Hoerth