Boxcar Poetry Review - Issue 38

Much like the year itself, this last issue of 2016 brims with disaster, resistance, poetry, and love. In some measure meta-poetic, these pieces contemplate both the threats to our existence and our acts of survival and refusal whether in the classroom, the street, the farm, or the Oval Office. "Tonight I want to show you something beautiful" Alexandra Spensley writes in "Limerence" — and indeed, that is what we find over and over. Poems which fight for beauty, even amid fear, that sing, even in the dark.

We are thrilled to present Taly Oehler's starkly beautiful images of winter sky and fence to complement these poems. We are also excited to present a wonderful conversation between Drew Dillhunt and Emily Johnston on fittingly "Form, Catastrophe, and Survival." Also in this issue, Raylyn Clacher reviews Jenny Yang Cropp's String Theory and Dorothy Chan reviews both Jay Deshpande's Love the Stranger and Amie Whittemore's Glass Harvest.

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