The Hermit Poet

June 1, 2009

Boxcar Poetry Review Celebrates Its 20th Issue

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:05 pm

It’s more than a little amazing to me that we put up the 20th issue of Boxcar Poetry Review last night.

Amazing because:

  1. Despite so many other things going on this month (semester end papers, projects, grading, meetings, moving into a new apartment, unpacking, etc), the issue actually did go up last night — and thus remained a May issue (though 3 weeks later than our usual posting time)
  2. We’ve had tremendous support from the writing community online and offline.  Wonderful submissions, some of which we were able to publish, some of which we were a little slow and missed on, and others that were great, but not a fit here.  Great people.  Engaging conversations with those we’ve been able to meet at AWP and various other readings and events.
  3. I still love this endeavor, despite being occasionally worn out from all the reading and assessing of poetry.  I believe strongly in Boxcar and in the poets and poems we’ve published.  I have the world’s best staff (and we’re adding someone new next issue too!).

Anyway, the new issue is up.  You can check it out here:

In this issue we feature:


  • “Cubilete Mountain Pilgrimage” ~ Jeffrey Alfier
  • “Living Without Water” ~ Arlene Ang
  • “Vietnamese New Year” ~ Carrie Chappell
  • “Flight Out of Guest Room” ~ Brendan Constantine
  • “Elegy for a Skinwalker” ~ Lisa Fay Coutley
  • “Little Black Holes” ~ Jenny Yang Cropp
  • “The Difference Between Oh and O” ~ Kimberly Grey
  • “The Spirit of Washington” ~ Alan King
  • “Tornado Alley” ~ Michael Meyerhofer
  • “Whispering Pines, Texas” ~ Angelo Nikolopoulos
  • “In the afterlife” ~ Jeannine M. Pitas


  • Taylor Gillis: two photos from Stems, Leaves series


  • Linda Susan Jackson’s What Yellow Sounds Like ~ Diane Schenk


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