Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 37
We celebrate the body in this issue which marks the start of our 10th year of existence. Conjoined twins, bodies in pain, bodies in joy, bodies found, bodies lost, bodies found again. The self and the body it inhabits. We wrestle with the existential and the nonsensical in these remarkable poems which carry us and open a door for us to discover what lies beyond skin and bone and blood.
We are pleased to showcase poet and artist Madeleine Barnes's stunning images of figures and shadow from her ongoing Light Experiments series. To these wonderful poems and artwork, we are pleased to add two terrific conversations between poets. George David Clark and Michael Bazzett explore the landscape of dreams and the waking minds that craft poems. Wendy Chin-Tanner and Valerie Wetlaufer bring us into the world through a discussion of identity and persona, the intersections between feminism and mythology and history, and the ways in which serving as an editor shapes ones own work.
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Caitlin Cowan: "For You, In the County Jail"
Rachel Cruea: "A New Set of Teeth is Nothing to Sing About"
Chelsea Dingman: "Diaspora"
Angela Williamson Emmert: "How Every Day I Fed You
(during those days of horror) and Still You Did Not Love Me"
John Goodhue: "Protocol"
Michal Leibowitz: "Yiscah Discovers Dissonance"
Laura McCullough: "In Aggregate"
Susan Nguyen: "Spring Melt"
Josh Rathkamp: "The Hugs I Can Remember"
Erin Slaughter: "Elegy for the Body"
Rob Taylor: "Thirty-One Weeks"
Interviews & Conversations
Michael Bazzett & George David Clark
Conversation Between First Book Poets:
Wendy Chin-Tanner & Valerie Wetlaufer