The Hermit Poet

May 15, 2007

Boxcar Poetry Review – Issue 8 is Up

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 2:58 pm

The new issue is up — come and get it! Great work as always — and from all over the world.

Read the issue here

Here’s what’s in store:


  • Jeffrey Alfier: “Last Words to an Old Miner Leaving Albuquerque”
  • Jon Ballard: “Trees Make You Think of Other Things”
  • Pris Campbell: “Undertow”
  • Heather Green: “Valentine’s Day at the SF MOMA, Again”
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths: “Wake for Memory”
  • Jee Leong Koh: “Hungry Ghosts”
  • Ted McCarthy: “Lines with a Latin Dictionary”
  • Rhonda Mino-Melanson: “Memories and Condolences”
  • Tolu Ogunlesi: “On Reading ‘A Wedding in Hell’ by Charles Simic”
  • Doug Ramspeck: “Oneiromancy”
  • Sam Rasnake: “This is not my testament”
  • Yun Wang: “Space Journal: Day Dreams”
  • Joe Wilkins: “North Carolina By Greyhound: First Christmas After the Funeral”


  • “Obsession, Grace, and the Second Book: An Interview with Oliver de la Paz” ~ Diana Park


  • “Sally Ball’s Annus Mirabilis – Logical Affect” ~ Tatiana Forero Puerta


  • Arthur Westover: “Field” and “Walkway”

This issue is dedicated to my father Kenneth George Aitken (1947-2007), who passed away last month on April 21 from ALS. Although most of you never met him, he was a staunch supporter of this journal and of literature in general, and provided much encouragement at the onset of this endeavor. In fact, I wouldn’t be here without his love for poetry — as a young man he wooed my mother with poetry — evidently successfully…

2 Responses to “Boxcar Poetry Review – Issue 8 is Up”

  1. Christine Aitken Says:

    Very, Very Nice. Neil and thank you.


  2. Lee H. Says:

    Great issue, Neil. I would humbly venture a guess that he would be very proud of this issue. Bravo!

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