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Boston Review
Volume: 2017.04 | Year: 2017

Table of Contents:

Meena Alexander
Crossroad

Rae Armantrout
Nonesuch

A. H. Jerriod Avant
Ode to a Pronoun

Michelle Dominique Burk
Poem with Newness and Sugar Babies

Billy Cancel
ain't chopped liver get the manual
bumper to bumper screaming demons
that was my roswell
glass of lunch with some bombsville face stretcher

Kerry Carnahan
Daylight Is Our Evidence

Luis Chaves
False Documentary
Inventory

Lightsey Darst
[Dear what I'll do,]
["BOYS WITH FEELINGS"]
[She doesn't know, she's never loved a man like you.]
[Thinking about writing to Elle,]

Stephen Dobyns
Parable: Horse

Lisha Adela Garcia
Art of Severance

Alan Gilbert
Bent to the Line

Jennifer Givhan
Fear Your Black Son Will Get Shot in the Front Yard in the Car Listening to Music Reading a Book
The Bowl of Life & the Butcher's Knife

Jeff Hipsher
Research Forest
Subsidiary
Plat

Joy Katz
from White: An Abstract

Dorothea Lasky
If you can't trust the monitors

Elizabeth Macklin
Bedazzled in Ainezalandian

Lara Mimosa Montes
If You Like Pina Colada
[Write something]

Alyssa Moore
[I Had Three Wishes]

Diana Khoi Nguyen
Overture

Robert Ostrom
Cemetery Love

Trace Peterson
No One Could See the Vast Crowd

Justin Phillip Reed
The Personal Animal

Ariana Reines
FKN ZIGGURATS
IT IS A SUCKLING LOVE
CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS
DEMOCRACY NOW
RAPES EONS FISHERIES
YOUR POEM
SITTING THERE LYKE A LADYE
I CAN'T EAT YOU CAN'T SLEEP
WHO AREN'T WE

Max Ritvo
Tuesday
Nobody Asked Anything
Quiet Romance

Li Shangyin
Fallen Flowers
Yesterday
Late Autumn, Alone, Visiting the Winding River
Tower of the Setting Sun

Emily Skillings
Bay

Christopher Soto
MAYBE THE CUBICLE // IS ANOTHER INCARCERATION
[YSL] HAUTE COUTURE

Francisco Urondo
The Plain Truth

Jillian Weise
The Early American Hour

Phillip B. Williams
Maskot #1: "They sure do love them some black pain."

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Rae Armantrout
Nonesuch

 

Lightsey Darst
[Dear what I'll do,]; ["BOYS WITH FEELINGS"]; [She doesn't know, she's never loved a man like you.]; [Thinking about writing to Elle,]

 

Joy Katz
from White: An Abstract

 

Dorothea Lasky
If you can't trust the monitors

 

Diana Khoi Nguyen
Overture

 

Justin Phillip Reed
The Personal Animal

 

Ariana Reines
FKN ZIGGURATS; IT IS A SUCKLING LOVE; CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS; DEMOCRACY NOW; RAPES EONS FISHERIES; YOUR POEM; SITTING THERE LYKE A LADYE; I CAN'T EAT YOU CAN'T SLEEP; WHO AREN'T WE

 

Emily Skillings
Bay

 

Phillip B. Williams
Maskot #1: "They sure do love them some black pain."